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National Journal on Regional Immigration

+ Brandon Fuller

In a recent piece for National Journal, reporter Fawn Johnson explores the region based visa idea in the context of Detroit's current challenges.

Regional immigration is a nonstarter in Congress, but it is making headway in political circles outside the Beltway. Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder recently called for a pool of visas to be made available to communities that have lost a certain percentage of their populations. Snyder has repeatedly said immigration is the best answer, really the only answer, to Detroit’s woes. “Get them a green card so they can really homestead,” he told the Michigan Public Radio Network.

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