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A new effort is underway to answer the federal government's new actions against the immigrant population. Steve Tobocman, the head of the Michigan based "Champions for Growth" campaign says the effort will showcase what immigrants bring to the region's economy.

They're more likely to start businesses, more likely to run their businesses – that's particularly true in the high tech sector where a third of all Michigan companies created over the last couple of decades had at least one immigrant founder.”


Tobocman adds that recent executive orders signed by President Trump have caused alarm throughout the immigrant community, as well as for business leaders and economic development groups who work with immigrants.



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