Press Room

Ionia Detention Center Proposed

"MIRC opposes any expansion of the immigration detention system, which 'creates tremendous hardship in the lives of the communities we serve.'" - Susan Reed

(Detroit Free Press - October 16, 2018)

Public Charge Rule Change Would Harm Immigrant Communities

"[It] upends the entire system, designed to harm immigrants by creating fear and heightening requirements for public assistance. It's like climbing Mount Everest." - Susan Reed

(The Detroit News - October 11, 2018)

Complaint Filed Against Calhoun Video-Only "Visitation" Policy

"The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan wants to see the Calhoun County Jail offer in-person visits. Last week, both organizations sent a letter to Sheriff Matt Saxton and the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security stating that they are 'deeply troubled about the implementation of Calhoun County Correctional Institute’s new visitation policy...'"

(Battle Creek Enquirer - October 3, 2018)

Francis' Deportation Halted

"[ICE told Anwana's attorneys they have accepted his stay of removal application and are reviewing it]." - Ruby Robinson

(Detroit Free Press - September 21, 2018)

Rally to Keep Francis Home

"We've asked him in the past if he wants to go back and he wants to stay. For him, this is home." - Tania Morris Díaz

(Click On Detroit - September 20, 2018)

Deportation Delayed for Francis

“We just believe that sending him back to Nigeria would basically be a death sentence for him as he needs desperately the care of other people.” - Tania Morris Díaz

(Michigan Radio - September 7, 2018)