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Just Days After Thanksgiving, Ohio Mother of U.S. Citizen with Down Syndrome Scheduled for Deportation

Englewood, OH – For the past 21 years, Fatiha Elgharib has built a life for herself and her family in Ohio, raising four children – including a DACA-recipient and a 15-year old U.S. citizen with Down Syndrome.  Now, on November 27, just four days after Thanksgiving, the Trump administration is cruelly insisting on deporting her. Fathia’s … Continue reading »

Ohio Manufacturers’ Association Joins Chorus of Business, Faith, Education Leaders Calling for Swift Action on Dreamer Legislation

What is Sen. Portman doing to get legislation passed this year? Cleveland, OH – Today, the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association joined the National Association of Manufacturers and over two dozen other business groups in a letter to lawmakers urging Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers “well before the administration’s March deadline.” As the signatories note: Recipients participating … Continue reading »

Today, Columbus Hosted Launch of Vera Institute’s National SAFE Cities Initiative

City and Community Leadership Proving that Positive Policies at Local Level Can Impact Real People’s Lives Columbus, OH – Today, Columbus hosted the launch of a new nationwide initiative to improve access to justice in US immigration courts.  As the Vera Institute of Justice explained in their press release announcing the SAFE Cities Network: At a time when harsh … 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 »

Ohio Dreamers and Voters Call on Sen. Portman to Ensure Passage of the Dream Act

  ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Thursday, October 5 at 12pm ET Ohio Dreamers and Voters Call on Sen. Portman to Ensure Passage of the Dream Act Cleveland, OH  – On Thursday, October 5 at 12 pm ET, Indivisible CLE, DreamActivist Ohio, and the InterReligious Task Force on Central America will join Cleveland Jobs with Justice, Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support … Continue reading »

Plain Dealer Shines Light on Latest Local Man Fighting Deportation

Pedro is “Backbone of Our Family,” Says Wife Seleste Elyria, OH – Today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer published the heartbreaking story of Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez, a man who has lived in the United States for fifteen years, is a devoted husband to wife Seleste Wisniewski, a U.S. citizen, and a father to four U.S. citizen children … Continue reading »

Columbus Councilmember Brown, Ohio DACA Recipients, and Local Leaders Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

A recording of today’s event is available here. Columbus, OH – On a press call today, Columbus, OH Councilmember Elizabeth Brown joined local DACA recipients, as well as local business and education leaders to discuss why a legislative solution for Dreamers is so urgent for Ohio and America. A recording of today’s event is available here. In … 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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