At first, state and federal policies to better support Michigan immigrants may not seem particularly relevant to the Alpena area.
But new research from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows that 684,000 immigrants are living, studying, working, and raising families here in Michigan, and that immigrants are a present and important part of the population in every single county.
The League recently released updated fact sheets on immigrants in Michigan and each county, which are available at mlpp.org/geographicfactsheets. Those snapshots include population data, breakdowns by immigration status, and changes in those numbers across the last decade for each of the state’s 83 counties.
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