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Treasury Hosting Outreach Seminars in September to Inform Small Businesses about Filing, Paying Taxes Online

Business News 09/12/2017 0 Comments

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Treasury is holding several seminars this month to inform small businesses about the benefits of going paperless through Michigan Treasury Online (MTO). MTO is an online resource for business taxpayers that enables businesses to file tax returns, pay taxes and maintain business accounts with the state Treasury Department. Throughout September, Treasury Outreach Team…

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USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Certain Permanent Residency Applicants

Did You Know... 08/30/2017 0 Comments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin expanding in-person interviews for certain immigration benefit applicants whose benefit, if granted, would allow them to permanently reside in the United States. This change complies with Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” and is part of the agency’s comprehensive strategy to further…

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups Defend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Asian News Events 08/30/2017 0 Comments

WHAT: Leaders from national Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations will gather in support of immigrants to urge President Trump to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The president has threatened to end the program, which would put approximately 800,000 young people at risk of losing their ability to get an education, work and contribute to their…

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One envelope holds her fate. Is she getting deported today?

Asian News 07/18/2017 0 Comments

Maria Garcia Juarez wandered around the international arrivals area at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Friday, frantically looking for a government official who held a sheet of paper with her fate written on it. As she scurried from one Delta Air Lines security employee to the next, asking if anyone had seen agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Juarez looked like…

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Numbers about the Fourth of July: 2017

Did You Know... 07/04/2017 0 Comments

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues across the country. As we celebrate this Independence Day, we reflect…

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The Future of Most Business Districts Outside of Downtown Detroit Is Uncertain

Business News 05/30/2017 0 Comments

By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio There are small business districts throughout Detroit that are barely hanging on. They were once thriving. But, population loss, and the loss of wealth in the neighborhoods have caused hard times for neighborhood businesses. The question is: what to do with them now? In the MorningSide neighborhood on Detroit’s east side, the main business…

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Scam calls to immigrants

Asian News 05/20/2017 0 Comments

When you tell us about a scam, it helps us investigate scammers. But it also helps us warn other people about the scam – so they can avoid it. Our partners at US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told us about a new twist on a common phone scam: scammers are calling immigrants in the US – but this time,…

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Ransomware worries? Keep up to date.

Did You Know... 05/15/2017 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard about the ransomware attack affecting organizations’ computer systems around the world. It seems to affect server software on organizations’ networked computers. But ransomware can attack anybody’s computer, so now is a good time to update your own operating system and other software. And then keep them up-to-date. The ransomware in the news now is known as WannaCry…

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Missing Persons Day this Saturday

Events 05/02/2017 0 Comments

Missing Persons Day is going to be held at Madonna University – Franciscan Center this Saturday. The event is for Families and Friends affected by the mysterious disappearance of a loved one and the communities and organizations that assist to bring them home. This event is a campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons in the state…

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China Eyes Tighter Sanctions on N. Korea, but Limits Remain

Asian News 04/27/2017 0 Comments

BEIJING —  One of the key messages that came out of President Donald Trump’s meeting with U.S. lawmakers on North Korea was a renewed emphasis on the need to use sanctions and diplomacy to try and pressure Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. And while the outlook for the resumption of talks remains bleak at best, analysts say, China’s support…

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