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About Us

Our Mission

The commission's primary focus is to enhance the accessibility and inclusivity of State of Michigan programs and opportunities. Commissioners will collaborate with communities and legislative bodies to garner support for issues identified in strategic priorities. Community engagement stands as the cornerstone of their efforts, with commissioners actively participating in their work. The commission's mission to welcome newcomers not only unlocks new opportunities for immigrants and refugees but also holds the potential to be transformative for Michiganders who recognize the myriad benefits these populations bring to the communities they integrate into.

We stand firm in our commitment to not only support but empower immigrants and refugees, enabling them to not just adapt but flourish in their adopted communities. Our approach is marked by compassion and collaboration, as we tirelessly strive to provide essential services, advocate for equitable policies and foster a deep cultural understanding.

Meet Administrative Chair

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Banjor Musa, Administrative Chair

Banjor Musa finds immense joy in exploring diverse cultures, spending quality time with family, and embarking on global adventures, with a particular fondness for exploring the wonders of Africa. Born in Sudan, he has proudly called Michigan home for over two decades. Banjor's dedication to making a positive impact extends beyond borders, as he has served as an educator abroad with the Peace Corps and various non-profit organizations.

In his personal life, Banjor is deeply devoted to his wife and daughter, cherishing the moments spent together. Academically, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies from Spring Arbor University and has pursued further expertise with a master's degree in international development from Eastern University. Banjor's rich experiences and global perspective shape his journey, reflecting a commitment to learning, understanding, and contributing to the interconnected world around him.