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.

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 »

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 »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Passing the Dream Act makes economic and moral sense  A recording of today’s call is available here. Cleveland, OH — As the fate of the nation’s “Dreamers” will soon be decided by Congress, Policy Matters Ohio releases a new analysis about the economic contributions they are making in Ohio.  Speakers on a press call reflected on these contributions, and re-emphasized the importance… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

CNN Poll: Americans Across Ideologies Agree Cleveland, OH – Today, A bipartisan group of governors, including Ohio’s John Kasich, sent a letter to congressional leaders in both parties urging them to “come together quickly to shape a bipartisan solution that allows our Dreamers to remain in the United States and continue their constructive contributions to our society.”  The… Continue »

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW, December 21st 10:30am ET DIAL IN: 866-831-8713; VERBAL PASSCODE: OHIO Cleveland, OH — As the fate of the nation’s “Dreamers” — young immigrants who grew up in America and know no other home — will soon be decided by Congress, Policy Matters Ohio is releasing a new analysis about the economic contributions they are making in Ohio.… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Ariel Lopez: “It’s like we have an expiration date on our lives” Cleveland, OH –  This past weekend, Cleveland-area Dreamers and advocates gathered in Market Square Park and urged lawmakers to pass the “clean” Dream Act by the end of the year.  Carrying signs featuring the expiration dates of various Ohio Dreamers’ DACA status, they… Continue »

Congress must pass a 2018 spending package before December 22nd, and advocates across the nation are trying to make it crystal clear to members of Congress that they must attach the Dream Act to any spending bill. On Saturday, advocates in Cleveland, Ohio held a rally to communicate the importance of the Dream Act to… Continue »

Last weekend, children and advocates came together in Columbus, Ohio to draw pictures and write letters to Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) asking him to support a clean Dream Act. “When you picture a wolf’s den, what does it look like?” wrote Aravah, 10 years old. “Probably a bunch of pups…what you DON’T picture is one… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

The Stakes Could Not Be Higher, Congress Must Pass Dream Act This Year Senator Sherrod Brown: “Time to pass common sense solution” Cleveland OH – Last night, The Cleveland Plain Dealer broke the news: “Fabiola Hernandez’ worst fears came to pass Tuesday night when she was taken from her cell in the Geauga County Jail, brought to Toledo and sent… Continue »