In her new must-read blog, Van Le, Digital Director for America’s Voice, highlights Tom Manche, a Youngstown, Ohio native who wrote a song in dedication of Amer Adi Othman, also of Youngstown. Adi was deported to Jordan earlier this year, despite strong support from his congressman, Rep. Tim Ryan, and being the beneficiary of a… Continue »

In January, Youngstown, Ohio businessman Amer Adi was deported, leaving his community to mourn a “hell of a man”. Amer had lived in the U.S. for nearly forty years, was married to a citizen and had four U.S. citizen daughters, had never committed any crimes, and was credited with helping to revitalize downtown Youngstown. Amer’s… Continue »

american veterans are being deported. so are other american heroes.

Donald Trump the candidate — when he wasn’t busy running on white nationalism — claimed to be a ‘business president’ with unique insights on how to boost the economy. “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” he boasted. Yet in the last year, Trump has presided over a sweeping deportation crackdown… Continue »

Donald Trump during his State of the Union address this week detailed an immigration proposal that is radical, racist, and un-American. As our Executive Director, Frank Sharry said, “the hardliners are high-fiving; the Statue of Liberty weeps.” Trump’s immigration plan is extreme because it: Is a radical and racist restructuring of our entire immigration system.… Continue »

Trump Campaigned on a Promise to Deport “Bad Hombres,” Instead He’s Deporting Businessmen With Families When President Trump touts his immigration policy record and vision during tonight’s State of the Union address, keep Amer Adi and his family in mind. Adi, a Youngstown, Ohio businessman and father of four U.S. citizen children, was deported yesterday despite Rep. Bob Goodlatte and… Continue »

american veterans are being deported. so are other american heroes.

Last Friday, Youngstown businessman Amer Numan Barhoum Adi Othman (“Al Adi”), 57, was transferred to a federal prison after commencing a hunger strike following his unexpected arrest by the Cleveland ICE office. Hundreds of people also marched on Saturday and Sunday in support of his freedom. “We’re in fear of his life,” Adi’s daughter, Lina,… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

ICE Field Office Director Rebecca Adducci Has An “Appetite for Destruction” of OH & MI Families Cleveland, OH – With the surprise detention of Youngstown’s Amer Adi, Rebecca Adducci, Director of the Detroit Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seems to be angling for a gold star from her bosses in Washington, DC.  Consider… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

In a last-minute reprieve, Ohio father Amer “Al Adi” Othman was granted a stay of deportation, keeping him with his family for now and saving him from a removal that was scheduled for this Sunday. The announcement is a victory for Adi; his family; Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who filed a private bill for him;… Continue »