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Immigrant Spotlight: Gov. Jennifer Granholm

By January 14, 2009

Dem. Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Canadian-born Jennifer M. Granholm is serving her second term as Governor of Michigan. Granholm was Michigan's first female attorney general when she was elected in 1998 and she also became the state's first female governor when she took office in 2003. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Granholm's family moved to the U.S. when she was four years old. She grew up in California and became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of 21.

Granholm is a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Team Economic Advisory Board. There had been speculation that Granholm might be considered for a key position in the new administration but Granholm put those rumors to rest, saying she wants to remain Michigan's governor and focus on the state's economic growth.

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January 22, 2009 at 9:06 pm
(1) Joshua says:


I have a friend who is an illegal and was arrested a few years ago on a felony. He is back in the U.S. He realized that he made a mistake back when and wants to become a U.S. Citizen. I have been helping him with his English, but honestly don’t know what the laws are regarding this. I kept telling him that I didn’t think it was too good with having been deported before and also having a felony. I don’t know though. Is it still possible for him to become an American? How does he do this?

May 23, 2009 at 8:14 pm
(2) Joe says:

It’s easy. Run for president with absolutely no work experience or any other credentials and win thanks to media propaganda! Presto: American AND Commander in Chief

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