Governor Snyder http://michiganradio.org en Protesters call for immediate moratorium on Detroit water shut-offs http://michiganradio.org/post/protesters-call-immediate-moratorium-detroit-water-shut-offs <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Protesters voiced their anger Monday morning over the controversial water shut-offs in Detroit.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:44:53 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 18210 at http://michiganradio.org Protesters call for immediate moratorium on Detroit water shut-offs Visas for sale: Not everyone’s a fan of Gov. Snyder’s EB-5 center http://michiganradio.org/post/visas-sale-not-everyone-s-fan-gov-snyder-s-eb-5-center <p></p><p>Silverio Lopez and his son Antonio run their Tequila Cabresto brand out of their house in Southwest Detroit. They say about 60 restaurants in and around the city carry their brand of small batch, craft tequila. They also own a rim and tire shop just down the street. In total, they employ close to 10 people.</p><p>Silverio emigrated from Mexico in the early '80s. He says there were many reasons for settling down and starting a business in Detroit.</p><p>“The properties were cheap, the rent was cheaper, plus we had family here already,” he said through Antonio, who translated from Spanish.</p><p>The Lopez family exemplifies the kind of people Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to attract to Michigan – people with an entrepreneurial spirit who can create jobs.</p><p>But some critics of the governor’s new EB-5 visa program say it’s a slap in the face to immigrants like Silverio Lopez, who came here with nothing.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:05:49 +0000 Jake Neher 17913 at http://michiganradio.org Visas for sale: Not everyone’s a fan of Gov. Snyder’s EB-5 center