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What is life like for undocumented immigrants in Michigan?

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April Van Buren
Michigan Radio
Dustin Dwyer moderated the panel discussion about the issues facing undocumented immigrants in Michigan.

That's the question we explored at our latest State of Opportunity live event. 

We had a full house at the Cook Library Center in Grand Rapids on Thursday for "Stories From the Shadows." The evening included personal stories from undocumented immigrants living in Grand Rapids as well as a panel discussion about the most pressing issues facing that community.  

State of Opportunity reporter Dustin Dwyer moderated the conversation with our three panelists: 

The conversation covered the rights of undocumented employees in the workplace, the relationship between immigrant communities and law enforcement, as well as how families are impacted by the heated political debate over immigration in America. 
Click above to listen to the full event. You can also listen to State of Opportunity's hour-long documentary exploring the lives of undocumented immigrants in Michigan here.

April Van Buren is a producer for Stateside. She produces interviews for air as well as web and social media content for the show.
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