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With No Bad Hombre in Sight, Maribel Trujillo Was Deported

This morning, despite the tireless efforts of the faith community, lawyers at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), and her family, Maribel Trujillo was deported to Mexico. She was an Ohio mother of four US citizen children and no criminal record. Maribel Trujillo was deported despite complying with ICE Trujillo-Diaz received support from thousands of Ohioans and … Continue reading »

Faith Community Rallies Behind Maribel Trujillo, Ohio Mom Facing Deportation Tomorrow

Over 700 prominent clergy have signed a nationwide open letter from Faith in Public Life urging Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to stop the deportation of Maribel Trujillo Diaz, an Ohio mom facing deportation tomorrow. Faith community: release Maribel Trujillo-Diaz has received support from thousands of Ohioans and other Americans in her bid to … Continue reading »

There’s Nothing Resembling a Trump Pivot on Immigration

Ohio Mother Maribel Trujillo-Diaz Faces Imminent Deportation Despite No Criminal Record The case of Maribel Trujillo-Diaz, an Ohio mother, has garnered national attention this week as she faces imminent deportation by ICE. She fled Mexico in 2000, where both her father and brother were kidnapped by a drug cartel. She settled in Fairfield, Ohio just outside of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “ICE Seized a Mother of Special Needs Kids With No Criminal Record Before She Could Say Goodbye”

So Much for Deporting “Bad Hombres” and Improving Public Safety In another heartbreaking case that reveals the cruelty and hypocrisy of Trump’s inhumane deportation policies, the Guardian reports that Maribel Trujillo – an Ohio mother of four U.S. citizen children – has been told by ICE agents that she will be deported back to Mexico … Continue reading »

Cleveland Clinic Doctor Returns to America, But Many Still in Limbo Due to Trump Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Policies

In a press conference today, the Cleveland Clinic announced that Dr. Suha Abushamma is safely back home and ready to resume caring for her patients again. Charles Ornstein recently highlighted Dr. Abushamma’s story in a piece at ProPublica: “A first-year resident at the Cleveland Clinic, she was forced to leave the U.S. hours after landing at New York’s … Continue reading »

Readout and Next Steps: Ohio Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Call With State Reps. Howse and Ramos, Councilperson Elizabeth Brown

On February 1st, 2017, Ohio immigrants, refugees, and allies gathered on a conference call with elected officials to discuss Donald Trump’s Executive Orders attacking members of our communities.  The call was hosted by Ohio’s Voice. State Rep. Stephanie Howse (Cleveland) and State Rep. Dan Ramos (Lorain) announced that they will introduce a resolution in the … Continue reading »

Ohioans, Local Officials Respond to Trump Immigration Bans

From Cleveland to Cincinnati and In-Between, Communities and Leaders Stand Up for Refugees and Immigrants Since news of the Trump Administration’s refugee and Muslim banbroke last Friday night, Ohioans have been reacting in anger and outrage.  The discriminatory policy was implemented immediately over the weekend, resulting in chaos and tragedy.  It led to the surprise detention and deportation … Continue reading »

Trump Refugee and Muslim Ban Hits Home in NE Ohio

Refugees, Cleveland Clinic Doctor Banished from Lives in Cleveland In a late Friday executive order, President Trump issued a travel ban on all refugees selected to be resettled in the United States, as well as immigrants and other visa-holders from certain Muslim-majority nations. The discriminatory policy was implemented immediately, nationwide, without guidance to agents charged with carrying … Continue reading »

The Real Trump/Sessions Immigration Agenda

Families, Refugees, Religious Freedom, American Values All On the Line Donald Trump has begun to make sweeping changes to immigration and refugee policy that would build both a literal and figurative wall around America. According to Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice: “Trump’s physical wall has gotten much of the public attention so far.  But the … Continue reading »

Ahead of Possible Executive Orders on Immigration, DACA-Recipients and Immigrant Rights Leaders Available for Comment

President Trump is set to sign executive orders this morning, including one or more on immigration.  Ohio immigrant rights leaders, allies, and two DACA-recipients are available for interview. Manny Bartsch, a DACA recipient, Heidelberg University graduate, recent father, and long-time Ohio resident whose battle against deportation was covered extensively by state and national media in 2005 and … Continue reading »