Killing By Illegal Immigrant Prompts Michigan Bill Targeting ‘Sanctuary’ Cities

A fatal shooting in San Francisco is prompting Michigan lawmakers to propose legislation aimed at cracking down on cities they suspect of harboring immigrants who are in the country illegally.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2015

Rasmieh Odeh (foreground, right) is seen with supporters outside federal court in Detroit. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Chicago Activist Gets Prison Term For Immigration Crime

Rasmieh Odeh appeared Thursday in Detroit’s federal court, backed by dozens of supporters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2015

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Michigan Representative Wants Civics Test Similar To Immigration Standard For High Schoolers

Students would have to answer at least 60 percent of the questions correctly in order to graduate, the same benchmark which is applied to the test that immigrants applying to become American citizens must take.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2015

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder speaks during a news conference November 7, 2014 in Detroit. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Progress Report: How Gov. Snyder’s 2014 State Of The State Goals Stack Up

Gov. Rick Snyder has unfinished business from his 2014 address, after a year of achieving mixed results.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2015


Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.



Things To Know About Immigration In Michigan

Immigrants can apply for assistance such as welfare and Medicaid in Michigan if they have held a Green Card for at least five years.

CBS Detroit–11/28/2014


Allen Park Man Given Second Chance With Federal Immigration Reform

Giovanni Fuentes, 28, was due in court Monday for a deportation hearing, but now due to the Barack Obama-backed enforcement changes, the feds are closing his case.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2014

Immigration activists celebrate on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC after US President Barack Obama addressed the nation on his immigration plan. Obama said lifting the threat of expulsion from five million undocumented migrants would make the system "more fair and just."   (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Immigration Reform: What Obama’s Executive Action Means For Michigan

The president’s unilateral actions will spare 5 million people, mostly parents and the young, from deportations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2014

Teresa Pecovic holds her niece this photo provided by the Pecovic family.

It’s A Catch-22 For Detroit Woman Facing Possible Imminent Deportation

Teresa was brought here as a child, at age 5, under political asylum with her family; she worked with a social security number, work authorization card, and filed and paid taxes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2014

Part of a group of 16 Guatemalan children caught in Mexico while trying to migrate illegally into the United States, queue before climbing into a minibus at Aurora international airport in Guatemala City on July 14, 2014 upon their arrival after being deported from Mexico. US authorities have detained some 57,000 unaccompanied minors since October, twice the number from the same period a year ago, seeking to illegally cross into the US from Mexico. Three quarters of the minors are from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. (Credit: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Marygrove College Offers Help To Child Immigrants, If Obama Acts First

A local college is willing to use school resources to help child immigrants from Central America.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2014