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Columbus Councilmember Brown, Ohio DACA Recipients, and Local Leaders Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

A recording of today’s event is available here. Columbus, OH – On a press call today, Columbus, OH Councilmember Elizabeth Brown joined local DACA recipients, as well as local business and education leaders to discuss why a legislative solution for Dreamers is so urgent for Ohio and America. A recording of today’s event is available here. In … Continue reading »

Leonor, Ohio Mom of Four, Takes Sanctuary in Ohio Church  

A Cleveland Heights, Ohio church today became a sanctuary, taking in an undocumented mom of four who has lived in the US for 20 years, protecting her from deportation and separation from her family. Leonor Ferreyra Garcia was one of the many immigrants who was not considered a deportation priority under the Obama Administration, but … Continue reading »

Hundreds Gather for Emotional Ohio Vigil for DACA, Despite Cold and Rain

Hundreds gathered in Cleveland yesterday despite the wind, rain, and cold for a vigil supporting Dreamers, DACA, and the Dream Act. The event was attended by Ohioans from all over the region, including Wooster, Oberlin, Lorain, Painesville, and Akron, and was an emotional and stirring event that showcased a clear sense of love, compassion, and … Continue reading »

NE Ohio Community Gathers at Candlelight Vigil in Cleveland to Support DACA, Dreamers, and All Immigrants

Ohio is Our Home, We Are Here to Stay #OHereToStay Cleveland, OH —  This evening, as the sun went down, Ohioans from across the region gathered at Market Square Park in Ohio City for a candlelight vigil in support of DACA, the Dream Act, and all immigrants.  Similar events took place in cities across Ohio … Continue reading »

From Toledo to Youngstown and Oberlin to Dayton, Ohioans Mobilize for Immigrants Like Never Before

It’s Now Up to Congress to Pass Critical Legislation Addressing the Status of Dreamers Cleveland, OH – Yesterday,  Donald Trump made a cowardly decision, sending his Attorney General to deliver bad news to 800,000 Americans with DACA – and thousands of other young people who are finally old enough to apply for the first time.  (For more … Continue reading »

Ohio Candlelight Vigil in Support of DACA, Dreamers, and All Immigrants

Ohio is Our Home, We Are Here to Stay; #OHereToStay Cleveland, OH – Yesterday, President Trump took the cruel and outrageous step of rescinding the DACA program that has allowed so many young people to live their lives in peace and contribute to their fullest potentials. At 7pm on September 7, 2017, NE Ohio immigrants and allies will come together at Market Square Park in … Continue reading »

Over 100 Ohio Civic Leaders Join 1860 Across the Nation Declaring “We Are With Dreamers”

Ohio Mayors, Local Officials, and Religious and Community Leaders Urge Trump Administration to Preserve DACA, Congress to Pass a Permanent Solution Cleveland, OH – More than 100 Ohio civic leaders are backing the new “We Are With Dreamers” statement, first reported in an article by Alan Gomez of USA Today.  The statement calls on President Trump to … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Plain Dealer Criticizes Deportations to “Perilous Cities”

When Will ICE Director Rebecca Adducci Be Held Accountable For Her Dangerous Decisions? Cleveland, OH – An editorial in today’s Cleveland Plain Dealer criticizes the deportation of long-term Ohio residents back to areas of the world where they are being kidnapped and extorted. This happened recently to Francisco Narciso and another Painesville man, who were deported to Nuevo Laredo despite … Continue reading »

Who Are the Regional ICE Office Directors and What Power Do They Have Over Deportations?

We’ve seen it happen over and over again during the long months of the Trump Administration: an immigrant mother or father with US-citizen children, who has lived in the US for decades and committed no crimes, who has been checking in with ICE for years, who remains undocumented because there are no legal routes for … Continue reading »

DACA Works – Why Protections and Opportunities for Dreamers are Good for Ohio and America

Columbus, OH – The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an unqualified success, providing new opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study, and work in America, including nearly 4,500 in Ohio. Each DACA recipient has come forward, passed a background check and been granted permission to live and work legally in America. As … Continue reading »