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  President Donald Trump promised Thursday “to make sure we do everything we can” to shield Christian Iraqi immigrants from deportation.

The president's promise came during a half-hour speech to workers at a suburban Detroit axle factory.

As is his custom, Trump touched on a number of topics within a short time, particularly his price over the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada.

He spoke of discussions he had aboard Air Force One on Thursday with U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, a Republican who represents a central Michigan district.


Zero Tolerance is the first of three FRONTLINE films this season examining central elements of the immigration crisis. Drawing on nearly 40 lengthy, on-camera interviews, the documentary describes how Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions saw in the Trump candidacy a chance to roll back immigration — and how they have waged a war inside the White House to keep an unpredictable president on course. WGVU spoke with film producer, Gabrielle Schonder.

Governor names Elizabeth Clement to Michigan Supreme Court

Nov 16, 2017

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed his chief lawyer Elizabeth Clement to the Michigan Supreme Court. Clement fills the vacancy left when Joan Larsen was appointed to a federal appeals court by President Donald Trump. Snyder on Friday called Clement an "exceptional attorney and leader" who will bring varied experience in government and private practice to the bench. 

Some Lions kneel, team links arms in response to Trump

Sep 25, 2017

Several Detroit Lions players kneeled during the national anthem and linked arms with standing players, the coach and team owner - part of a unified protest against comments made by President Donald Trump. The team's actions came Sunday before the game against the Atlanta Falcons, which also had some players kneeling and team members locking arms.

Peter Montgomery (Part II)

Sep 5, 2017

Peter Montgomery returns to Common Threads to continue the discussion on 'POTUS Shield: Trump’s Dominionist Prayer Warriors and the ‘Prophetic Order of the United States.'

Rep. Amash hosts town hall in Battle Creek

Feb 23, 2017
Daniel Boothe

As town halls have sprung up all over the country, Michigan Representative Justin Amash held his own town hall in Battle Creek Thursday afternoon. 

“We have a very good country here with a very good system. And I understand we have disagreements; especially after this election,” Amash said.

As the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as President Trump's education secretary by a vote of 51-50, education leaders in West Michigan are as divided as the Senate on her appointment. While Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Theresa Weatherall Neal issued a statement supporting DeVos as Education Secretary, Muskegon Public Schools Superintendent Justin Jennings was critical of the decision.

As protests against President Trump’s immigration ban sprung up across America’s airports this weekend, a large crowd assembled at the Gerald R. Ford airport in Grand Rapids Sunday. 

Hundreds of people lined the streets at the entrance of the Gerald R. Ford airport in Grand Rapids to protest the immigration ban President Trump signed on Friday. Some cars honked their horns in support as they drove by the demonstation, which was organized by Michigan's Third Democratic Congressional District.


Tuesday, January 17th and Wednesday, January 18th @ 9:00 PM on WGVU-HD, FRONTLINE premiers what it calls "a four-hour, two-night miniseries telling the inside story of the division and polarization in Washington that frustrated the Obama presidency and laid the groundwork for the election of a defiant outsider ."

WGVU talks with Jim Gilmore, Producer/Reporter "Divided States of America."