Rasmieh Odeh, a former Michigan resident whose case was fiercely contested by both sides of the Arab-Israeli dispute, will be deported back to Jordan but spared jail time under a plea deal struck today, her attorney said. Odeh, 69, of Chicago had been found guilty in 2014 in Detroit of lying on her application to enter the U.S.
CLOSE Latino groups and advocates are asking the Pontiac City Council to pass a resolution Thursday expressing support for immigrants amid complaints that law enforcement are increasingly targeting Latinos areas of the city for arrests and deportations.
Nine houses of worship in Michigan officially declared themselves sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants today, calling upon other houses of worship to join them. They called upon congregations to stand on what they say is "the right side of history" as the U.S. government toughens immigration enforcement.
First Place SPJ-Detroit for a profile of the first American to die in Syria's civil war.
Judges’ comments: "What an interesting topic. And such a challenging reporting job, given the circumstances of
Mansfield's death. I'm sure many reporters in Detroit wish they'd written this piece. Nice detail throughout. Great sources,
some of whom surely weren't eager to talk. Some of the father's quotes stuck with me long after I'd finished reading."