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New Must-See Resource: DACA Data by Congressional District

This week, Center for American Progress and USC Dornsife: Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration released a new interactive map, broken down by congressional district, estimating the number of people who would have been eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, the number of DACA-recipients, and the human and economic consequences of ending the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Nearly Two Dozen Higher Education Institutions in Ohio Call on Congress to Pass Dreamer Legislation

774 Institutions Across USA Ask House and Senate to Keep Our Doors Open to Dreamers “Who Seek to Contribute their Best to America” Cleveland, OH – Twenty-two Ohio colleges and universities have joined nearly 800 others across the United States to ask Congress to “pass a long-term legislative fix as soon as possible to protect Dreamers, outstanding … Continue reading »

The Urgent Reasons that Sen. Portman and Reps. Tiberi, Joyce, and Stivers Should Step Up and Support the Dream Act

Cleveland, OH – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 5,000 DACA recipients in Ohio. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White … Continue reading »

ICYMI: University of Cincinnati student feels like a pawn

Cleveland, OH – A Cincinnati Enquirer piece by Mark Curnutte highlights the story of 21-year-old Ohio DACA recipient Laura Mendez, who faced with the Trump administration’s threats to DACA sees herself as “a game piece on a board, moved from square to square by politicians who are controlled by powerful, faceless special interests and their lobbyists.” Mendez, who … Continue reading »

Unveiling a Chain of Support, Ohio Dreamers and Voters Ask Senator Portman to Back the Dream Act; Pictures & Video at #OHereToStay

Cleveland, OH  – Today, Indivisible CLE, DreamActivist Ohio, and the InterReligious Task Force on Central America joined Cleveland Jobs with Justice, Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, America’s Voice: Ohio, and local Dreamers and advocates urged Senator Portman to support passage of the Dream Act in acreative and symbolic action representing Ohio’s Dreamers and the voters who … Continue reading »

Watch These Clips. Do Not Look Away: Loving Father About to Be Deported

US government insists on deporting Pedro Hernandez – loving father of US citizens, caregiver to a disabled man, despite damage to family and society Cleveland, OH – In a cruel and callous decision, the US government has refused to grant Pedro Hernandez Ramirez another “stay” of deportation, which would have allowed him to remain in Elyria … Continue reading »

Despite Plea for Compassion from Cleveland Bishop, ICE Set to Deport Ohio Father Tomorrow

US Government insists on deporting loving father of US citizens, caregiver to a disabled man, despite damage to family and society Cleveland, OH – In a shameful and outrageous decision, the US Government has refused to grant Pedro Hernandez Ramirez another “stay” of deportation that would allow him to remain in Elyria to care for his family.   … 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 »

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