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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Ohio Immigrant Families Meet With Gov. Kasich And AG DeWine

*** MEDIA AVAILABILITY**** Ohio Immigrant Families Meet with Gov. Kasich and AG DeWine  End Day in Just as Much Limbo as They Started It Cleveland, OH—Yesterday, Ohio immigrants and their U.S. Citizen children, lawyers, and allies headed back to Columbus to meet directly with their Attorney General Mike DeWine and Governor John Kasich in separate meetings.  … Continue reading »

Following Court Ruling, Immigration Judges In Texas Have Begun Ordering The Release Of Women And Children From Family Detention

A federal judge’s decision last Friday that detaining mothers and children violates a 1997 court settlement is already having a “groundbreaking” effect, said the Huffington Post earlier today. Citing the 1997 Flores Agreement, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled last week that hundreds of families currently held in detention facilities in Texas and Pennsylvania must … Continue reading »

“Hey, Are You Juan Escalante?”

Last night I found myself leaving the grocery store, when an individual called my name as I walked down the parking lot. “Hey, are you Juan Escalante?” Startled, I quickly replied “Yes?” and proceeded to engage in conversation. It turned out that this individual was an undocumented student, a recent college graduate who is currently … Continue reading »

Federal Judge Orders Release Of Hundreds Of Women And Children From Family Detention Facilities

Citing a 1997 court settlement on the detention of children, late last week U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that hundreds of mothers and children currently held in family detention facilities must be released by the federal government. From the AP: “The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in California is a victory … Continue reading »

The GOP Made Donald Trump

Coddling Anti-Immigrant Extremists, The GOP Has Brought Trump Effect Upon Itself By indulging, rather than standing up to, the anti-immigrant and nativist sentiments in its midst, the Republican Party has helped catalyze the rise of Donald Trump.  As we head into the first round of presidential primary debates, the Trump Effect threatens to divide the … Continue reading »

“I Am Asking You Not To Deport My Mom”: Advocates To Deliver Letters From Ohio Families To Gov. Kasich And AG DeWine

Today, Ohio immigrants, immigration lawyers, and allies are heading back to Columbus to meet directly with their Attorney General Mike DeWine and Governor John Kasich in separate meetings.  Their goal is to communicate the facts about the anti-DAPA/DACA expansion lawsuit that Ohio is supports; talk about the families it impacts; and express their fears in … Continue reading »

Pelosi, House Democrats Throw Down For Immigrant Families As House GOP Passes Donald Trump Act

While ultimately House Republicans were able to pass the Donald Trump Act — an enforcement-only measure that demonizes immigrant families and does nothing to finally fix our broken immigration system — House Democrats were mostly unified against the legislation. Under Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s direction, with major assists from Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Xavier Becerra, … Continue reading »