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October 6th Panel Will Review the Multiple “Costs” of Mass Deportation – From Fiscal and Legal to Familial and Social

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Plan Would Carry Huge Costs for Ohio Taxpayers and Families

A panel of experts will convene at Trinity Commons on Thursday, October 6th at 10 AM to discuss the economic, legal, and human costs of a potential mass deportation.

The panel is open to the public and press.

WHAT:  Panel of experts to discuss economic, legal, and human costs of mass deportation

WHENThursday, October 6th at 10am

WHERE: Trinity Commons, Conference Room C/D, 2230 Euclid Avenue (entrance off Prospect Avenue, 1st floor)

WHO:  Amy Hanauer, Founding Executive Director, Policy Matters Ohio

Deb Kline, Director of Cleveland Jobs With Justice
David Leopold, immigration attorney and former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
Marilu Morales, Akron wife and mother whose husband was deported in 2014
Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice (moderator)


See how deportation has changed the lives of Akron’s Flores-Morales family, profiled by the Washington Post

Learn how carrying out a mass deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants would impact GDP, taxes, and industries in Ohio and across the United States, according to a new Center for American Progress report

Understand how American legal values would likely be trampled in the execution of mass deportation

Hear about recent polling on immigration and deportation


At 10am on October 6, 2016, a panel of experts convened by Ohio’s Voice and Cleveland Jobs With Justice will examine the economic, legal, and social costs of mass deportation.   

What would be the impact of mass deportation on GDP, taxes, and industries – in Ohio and for the nation?  Referencing a new report from the Center for American Progress, “The Economic Impacts of Removing Unauthorized Immigrant Workers: An Industry- and State-Level Analysis,” Amy Hanauer will outline the fiscal costs that would impact all of us.

What about due process and legal rights?  We have already seen what mass deportation looks like, through the infamous 2008 raid in Postville, Iowa that rounded up nearly 400 immigrants workers in a matter of hours.  David Leopold will review how American legal values will likely be trampled in order to carry out the expeditious deportation of 11 million people.

What about the cost to communities and families?  Marilu Morales, a mother of four whose husband was deported in 2014, will share her family’s struggles and hopes to reunite in the country they call home.

And, as Deb Kline and Lynn Tramonte will explain, mass deportation is also not the policy that most Americans support.