Saturday, January 25, 2014

Michigan to seek visas to lure immigrants to Detroit

Detroit needs people, maybe this will help it.   - - Donna Poisl

By David Eggert-Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will announce a plan Thursday to ask the Obama administration to set aside thousands of work visas to entice talented immigrants to live and work in bankrupt Detroit.

The Republican governor told The Associated Press in an interview he is seeking 50,000 work visas solely for the city over five years. The type of visas involved currently are not allocated by region or state, and go to legal immigrants with advanced degrees or who show exceptional ability in certain fields.
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