It’s been a year since we stopped Pedro’s deportation. But when his renewal came up this year, immigration officials denied it and are trying deport him instead. Pedro could have been eligible for the relief President Obama had been considering, but now that he’s said he won’t act until the end of the year, Seleste… Continue »

At today’s Congressional briefing on American families in deportation, one of the speakers was Seleste Wisniewski, a mother of four whose husband Pedro was almost deported last year.  Pedro and Seleste’s oldest son, 24-year-old Juan, has severe cerebral palsy and is completely reliant upon others to take care of his most basic needs.  Pedro is the one… Continue »

Last week, Donald Trump referred to immigrant as “animals”, a comment which has been criticized by a wide range of advocates and commentators for its dehumanization. While apologists have tried to parse what Trump actually meant by the comment, the scary fact is that the Trump Administration treats immigrants like animals, period. We’ve seen it… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Immigrants Share Our Values and Should Be Welcomed Here Cleveland, OH — Today, Governor John Kasich announced the creation of an historic Office for New Americans, a statewide expression along the lines of local initiatives lead by the city of Dayton and other Ohio communities.  Following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Director of America’s… Continue »

In Youngstown, Cincinnati, and Lorain, Fractured Families and Fractured Hearts Hope to One Day Reunite and Heal Youngstown, OH — Last night family, friends, employees, and strangers gathered at Circle Hookah and Bar in downtown Youngstown to show their continued support for Amer Adi Othman, owner of the hookah bar as well as the adjacent… Continue »

Cleveland, OH — El cuerpo de Pedro Hernández vive en México, pero su corazón está en Elyria. El “gigante amable”, trabajador y hombre lleno de nobleza fue deportado y alejado de Seleste, su esposa estadounidense, y sus niños ciudadanos de este país en septiembre de 2017, debido a la política de deportación masiva del presidente… Continue »

Cleveland, OH — Pedro Hernandez’s body lives in Mexico, but his heart is in Elyria. The “gentle giant,” hardworking and kind man was deported away from his American wife, Seleste, and American children in September 2017, via President Trump’s mass deportation policy. Previously, Pedro qualified for a work permit under an exercise of prosecutorial discretion… Continue »

The top of this week brings another batch of disturbing examples of how the Trump Administration’s deportation agencies Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are out of control, terrorizing American families and trampling on decency and democratic values in the process. Among the recent examples:  In Texas, Silvia Macuixele was… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Detroit ICE Should Stop Deporting Taxpayers and Caregivers, Focus on ‘Bad Hombres’ Cleveland, OH – In the Sunday paper, the Youngstown Vindicator published an editorial against the pending deportation of a downtown businessman, Amer Adi Othman.  After decades in the U.S., Adi was schedule to be deported on January 7, 2018.  Due to the unwavering support of Rep. Tim Ryan and… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Deportation would be “immoral and un-American” Cleveland, OH – Another impending family tragedy in Ohio is just business-as-usual for the Trump Administration’s immigration agency today, as they prepare to deport yet another loving father and caregiver of a disabled American child.  The six year-old boy, who became paraplegic last year after a car accident, is… Continue »