*** MEDIA AVAILABILITY**** Ohio Immigrant Families Meet with Gov. Kasich and AG DeWine  End Day in Just as Much Limbo as They Started It Cleveland, OH—Yesterday, Ohio immigrants and their U.S. Citizen children, lawyers, and allies headed back to Columbus to meet directly with their Attorney General Mike DeWine and Governor John Kasich in separate meetings. … Continue »

Today, Ohio immigrants, immigration lawyers, and allies are heading back to Columbus to meet directly with their Attorney General Mike DeWine and Governor John Kasich in separate meetings.  Their goal is to communicate the facts about the anti-DAPA/DACA expansion lawsuit that Ohio is supports; talk about the families it impacts; and express their fears in… Continue »

New Report Explores Ohio’s Role As a “Border State”; Highlights What’s At Stake As Gov. Kasich Joins the 2016 Race and the Immigration Debate Remains on National Stage Immigration is already poised to be one of the most talked about topics of the 2016 race. Ohio Governor John Kasich’s (R) recent decision to throw his… Continue »

Today I went to meet with staff for my state attorney general, Mike DeWine, in Columbus about the lawsuit against the DACA expansion and DAPA. I’m so proud of the folks who attended this meeting with Ohio’s Voice.  They were a mix of Americans and immigrants, Ohioans of all ages, united in the belief that… Continue »

Earlier today in Iowa, DAPA-eligible Maria, along with her U.S. citizen son Andrew, were finally able to confront their Governor, Ohio’s John Kasich, on where he stands on the lawsuit blocking DAPA and expanded DACA. Ohio is one of the 26 states blocking deportation relief for Maria and 25,000 other Ohioans. For weeks, Maria and… Continue »

Today, at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Iowa, Ohio leaders and impacted families confronted their own Governor, John Kasich, over his position on the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) programs. Traveling all the way from Ohio, 11 year-old U.S. citizen Andrew and his… Continue »

In a speech at a Latino Coalition luncheon yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie said the GOP must become more welcoming to Latino and other minority groups. On that, he’s absolutely right. Right now, there’s no bigger example of how Republicans are slamming the door on Latinos than their bogus lawsuit blocking DAPA and expanded DACA, two… Continue »

Suzanne Gamboa of NBCNews.com Recaps the State of Play on Immigration Policy and Politics  With the President’s DAPA program and the expansion of DACA held up in the courts, there’s been much confusion about what it means for people and politics.  In a new NBCNews.com piece, Suzanne Gamboa succinctly distills the state of play on the immigration litigation into five key… Continue »

Yesterday, immigration leaders held a press conference in front of the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, to send a message to 2016 GOP Presidential candidates that DREAMers will not be intimidated by recent actions from Steve King. DREAMers Cesar Vargas and Marco Malagon are currently facing trespassing charges after both were arrested at… Continue »

Gov. Rick Scott hosted over half a dozen GOP Presidential hopefuls, including former Govs. Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, and Mike Huckabee, during his first “Economic Growth” summit Tuesday in Orlando, Florida. The invitation-only event, which according to Bloomberg was attended by a wide array of Republicans and Rick Scott supporters, covered a range subjects – including immigration. Prior to… Continue »