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Opinion | Wanted: A winning message on immigration

Opinion | Wanted: A winning message on immigration

November 22, 2019 | Steve Tobocman, John Austin

President Trump cut off one of Michigan’s only sources of population growth — resettlement — but pure outrage and righteousness directed at his stance on immigrants can be polarizing.

Opinion | Give visas to skilled immigrants in places Michigan is stagnant

Opinion | Give visas to skilled immigrants in places Michigan is stagnant

July 29, 2019 | Steve Tobocman

Many places in Michigan are losing population. The solution: Visas specifically for skilled immigrants willing to move there. It’s an idea based on successful programs in Canada and Australia.

Opinion | Would my grandfather be allowed into the U.S. today? Would yours?

Opinion | Would my grandfather be allowed into the U.S. today? Would yours?

October 16, 2018 | Steve Tobocman

Look at the data, and you’ll see how much immigrants contribute to Michigan’s economy, and the state’s future.

One house, one family at a time, immigrants are helping refill Detroit

One house, one family at a time, immigrants are helping refill Detroit

November 3, 2016 | Steve Tobocman

That the city has lost U.S.-born residents isn’t news. That the foreign-born are taking their places – and improving the city in the bargain – might be