Over the past few months, US law enforcement officials have taken in dozens of Iraqis across the country. Some of them committed crimes when they were young and have served time. The crackdown has left Iraqi communities in fear and panic.
Archaeologists have just discovered the remains of a Spanish fort from 16th century explorers. University of Michigan archaeologist Robin Beck says Fort San Juan represents the earliest known European fort in the interior of what is now the United States.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is pushing immigration as one solution to Detroit's economic woes. He's asked the Obama Administration to designate 50,000 visas to attract skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs to the bankrupt city during the next five years. But Detroit's existing immigrant communities insist they be included in the economic strategy to bring Detroit back.
Despite all the warnings about tobacco and lung cancer, it's not easy to stop teenagers from smoking. And in Detroit's large Arab American community, health officials say teen smoking is on the rise. But it's not cigarettes luring young smokers there. It's the hookah or shisha--the kind of waterpipe popular throughout the Middle East.
A doctor in Michigan just got arrested on charges of performing female genital mutilation on young girls. For many, it came as a shock — but mutilating women is a widespread practice around the globe, and it's happening in the US.
Across Africa, many HIV-positive women would like to have children, but they face a dilemma: How can they become pregnant without putting their partners at risk? Dr. Okeoma Mmeje, an ob-gyn at the University of Michigan, offers an inexpensive solution.