Press Room

#EndICEHolds Kzoo

"I cannot be more clear that there is a local choice to honor detainers or not honor detainers" - Susan Reed

(MLive - November 15, 2018)

City of Kalamazoo Rejection of Byrne JAG Funds

"The city will reach out to the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center and El Concilio Kalamazoo to have further discussions about how to handle future grant conflicts."

(MLive - November 14, 2018)

#EndTheContract GR

"We are calling on the county today to stop the voluntary practice of working with (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)" - Hillary Scholten

(MLive - November 8, 2018)

Adjusting to Life in Hamtramck

 “There is no system that says, 'OK, this is how you rent an apartment, this is what you need to know when you purchase a vehicle, to get a title and to get insurance, and to do all these things. That's not something that the federal government, or even state government, gets involved in.” - Ruby Robinson

(Detroit Metro Times - October 31, 2018)

Federal Administration Threat to End Birthright Citizenship

"Trump's plan 'just reinforces the message that this president has sent over and over again to Americans who are not white: they are not real Americans, that they don't belong.'” - Susan Reed

(Detroit Free Press - October 30, 2018)

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)