Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press

Niraj Warikoo

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Niraj:

Archdiocese of Detroit throws out 2 LGBTQ Catholic groups

Catholic priests are no longer allowed to perform Mass for two LGBTQ Catholic groups, Dignity Detroit and Fortunate Families Detroit. → Read More

50 immigrants helping Michigan flood recovery got coronavirus, allege safety was neglected

Immigrant workers who came to Michigan to help with cleanup after Midland flood and became infected with coronavirus said their safety was neglected. → Read More

Muslim leaders: Vandals smashed out windows at new Warren mosque

The Al Ihsaan Islamic Center was opened on the site of a former Lutheran church on 10 Mile Road in Warren. → Read More

Immigrant workers at Michigan greenhouse allege: We were cheated and tricked into deportation

Migrants from Mexico came to Michigan to work at a greenhouse, but were cheated of pay and tricked into being detained, according to a lawsuit. → Read More

Minority-owned car dealership in Dearborn alleges racial remarks by GM execs

The owners of a car dealership in Dearborn filed a lawsuit against GM alleging racial and ethnic bias. → Read More

Oakland County churches offer coronavirus testing to reach minority communities

Oakland County has the 20th highest number of coronavirus deaths nationally among counties. → Read More

Michigan's DACA immigrants celebrate as Trump blasts Supreme Court ruling

There are 5,270 active DACA recipients in Michigan, out of 652,880 nationally, according to the American Immigration Council. → Read More

New ICE immigrant prison proposed in Michigan stirs debate

ICE has plan to contract with Immigration Centers of America to build new immigrant detention center in Ionia → Read More

Statue of former Dearborn Mayor Orville Hubbard taken down

A statue of former Dearborn Mayor Orville Hubbard, who expressed racist views, stood in Dearborn for more than 30 years. → Read More

Faith leaders in metro Detroit call for justice and peace

Religious leaders in metro Detroit decry the death of George Floyd and anti-black racism. → Read More

Detroit Catholic Archdiocese to create 'families of parishes' of 3 to 6 parishes each

Facing a shortage of priests, the Archdiocese of Detroit will group three to six parishes together → Read More

Homeland Security in Michigan now investigating coronavirus fraud

The investigations in metro Detroit are part of a national effort called Operation Stolen Promise. → Read More

93 inmates or staff at immigrant prison in Michigan tested positive for coronavirus

North Lake Correctional Facility in Michigan houses non-citizen detainees, some of whom have tested positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

Chaldean immigrant parents in Michigan die from coronavirus, leaving behind 3 kids

Nada Naisan and her husband Nameer Ayram of Sterling Heights died from the coronavirus. → Read More

7 Catholic religious sisters now dead of coronavirus at same Michigan convent

Seven Catholic sisters at a convent in Livonia who died last month tested positive from the coronavirus, an official said Wednesday. → Read More

Michigan has more immigrant detainees, inmates with coronavirus

Last month, three Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in St. Clair County jail tested positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

Detroit pastors keep the faith after getting the coronavirus

"I will not let this virus keep me down," said the Rev. Kenneth Flowers, a Detroit pastor who tested positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

3 ICE detainees in Michigan jail test positive for coronavirus

ICE said last week that a 67-year-old person from Cuba in the St. Clair County jail tested positive. Since then, two more have tested positive. → Read More

Chinese Americans in Michigan donate more than 200,000 masks, supplies

Health care workers are "working to protect us," Joe Maio said. "You can't have soldiers go in the battle without any armor." → Read More

Immigrant parents with coronavirus fight to live, leaving kids on their own

The Chaldean community in metro Detroit is helping three children with parents in hospitals with the coronavirus. → Read More