Immigration has dominated local and national news of late. The so-called “Muslim” travel ban, deporting Iraqi Christians who may face intense ethnic violence, and aggressive enforcement actions against DREAMers—these are headline-grabbing issues and unfortunate value statements about what Americans aspire to be as a nation – presenting an America in fear and disengaging from the world.
But what has been undeniably missing from the headlines is an analysis and discussion of the negative economic impacts provoked by Trump’s immigration policies. Thanks to our friends at the Michigan Economic Center, Global Detroit has the opportunity to help shape the debate and outline how Trump’s policies threaten Michigan’s economic recovery.
We're proud that Steve is a co-author of the new report from the Michigan Economic Center entitled Michigan: We're All Migrants Here, which details the many ways that current anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy are threatening Michigan.