More than a decade ago, then-Gov.
Rick Snyder’s administration proposed a state-by-state border plan that would link Michigan and other southern states with Canada through the Great Lakes.
The plan, dubbed the border security plan, was eventually abandoned.
The border plans were scrapped as part of the state’s transition to a new political regime, but the ideas remain as an example of how political decisions can be made based on the state.
But that doesn’t mean Michigan has been immune from political and economic shifts in recent years.
As political leaders grapple with what it means to be Michigan, a new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers a glimpse into how Michigan’s political and social climate has changed since the border plan was scrapped.
The report, titled “How states respond to border security,” was released on Monday, and it looks at how states have responded to border issues and the effects of that on the lives of Michigan citizens.
In the report, DHS says states have experienced a net migration shift from people from other states, with a net increase of 7.7 million people in the past decade.
That’s about the same as the number of people that moved to Michigan from other U.s. states, but about three times the number that moved from other countries, such as Canada.
The net migration change is a result of a combination of factors, including a decline in the labor market, an increased risk of terrorism, and the increase in the number and severity of the pandemic.
While the states that experienced the largest net migration shifts, like the Dakotas, New York and Vermont, also saw significant decreases in the population and employment of residents of those states, the number or number of U. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents in those states have increased.
The overall net migration changes across the U and Canadian states are significant, DHS said, but there are some areas where there are substantial net migrations and other states that are not as well represented as others.
The report notes that while there are states that have increased net migration, there are also states that experience net migration declines.
The study also offers some observations about how the border is viewed by Michigan residents.
While there are pockets of people who are not particularly worried about the border, the majority of Michigan residents believe border security is a priority, according to the report.
While more than half of all Michigan residents feel that border security has become a priority in their state, only 36 percent feel it is a critical issue.
In contrast, a plurality of Michigan’s residents believe the border to be a “very important” issue that will “most likely influence the state of the nation and the country as a whole.”
About the same percentage of Michiganans say the border has become “very” or “somewhat” important, with 47 percent saying the border will have a major impact on their state.
Overall, Michigan has seen a net decline in its share of the population since 2000.
In that same time period, the state has seen an increase in its net migration.
But Michigan’s population increased by an average of 11 percent between 2000 and 2020.
The net migration increase has been much more significant, as the state lost about 13 percent of its population between 2000-2020.