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Mayor Bliss announces education plan for immigrants

  Mayor Rosalynn Bliss wants to start an education program for immigrants who move to Grand Rapids. Bliss announced her plan during Thursday's State of the City address.

Bliss told reporters that Grand Rapids needs "to provide a safe place for people to come together to not only learn how to connect with local government, but how to receive services and also how to get engaged."

She hopes to launch the program within the next two months.

President Donald Trump has vowed to crack down on immigrants living illegally in the United States. He also has threatened to withdraw federal funding from sanctuary cities that offer protections for immigrants living in the country illegally.

MLive.com reports that Grand Rapids hasn't fully declared itself a sanctuary city.


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