Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, the leader of the GOP nationally and here in Ohio.  Previously, Senator Rob Portman said that he would support the Republican nominee, whether it’s Trump or someone else.  Unless Portman now grows a backbone and follows the lead of fellow Republican Senator Ben Sasse, declaring unequivocally… Continue »

Just Ask The Ohio Immigrant Families That Met With Him The Washington Post reported that the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will endorse Ohio Governor John Kasich for President today.  From the Post: During a public forum with the candidates, the group’s president and CEO, Javier Palomarez, admitted that Kasich “doesn’t have a huge track record of… Continue »

Today, the Supreme Court held a hearing on DAPA and DACA expansion — two policies created after immigrant rights advocates shone a light on the Obama Administration’s out-of-control enforcement. If the Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s immigration actions, up to five million undocumented immigrants will be able to work legally and live free from the threat of deportation. One of these families is Esmeralda’s. Back… Continue »

***WEBINAR*** Monday, April 18, 2016 at 5 pm EST Join Google Hangout Online via http://americasvoice.org/Hangout In 2014, Esmeralda Cornejo of Columbus, OH finally won a stay of deportation after a grueling public advocacy campaign.  She found the strength to fight in her children, all U.S. citizens. This Monday, April 18, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will hold a hearing on DAPA… Continue »

On March 28, 2016, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine signed on to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Texas. The case, brought by GOP Governors and Attorneys General, led by Texas, challenges President Obama’s immigration executive actions. DeWine joined Ohio to the lawsuit despite the fact… Continue »

Unfortunately, State-Sponsored Lawsuit Keeping OH From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of our tax base, our overall economy, and millions… Continue »

The below is a blog post from Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice and Deputy Director of America’s Voice. The piece is available online here and pasted below. Yesterday, Senate Republicans filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, expressing opposition to two Obama Administration immigration policies: Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents… Continue »

Yesterday, Senate Republicans filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, expressing opposition to two Obama Administration immigration policies: Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was first created in 2012 but revised in 2014.   Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)… Continue »

Despite Anti-Immigrant Fixation of GOP Presidential Race, Ohioans and Other Americans Overwhelmingly Favor Pro-Immigrant Reforms Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) today released the 2015 American Values Atlas, a comprehensive examination of Americans’ attitudes on a range of immigration topics. Conducted from April 2015 through January 2016 and comprised of a massive sample size of 42,000… Continue »

Ahead of April 18th oral arguments, immigrants, advocates, community leaders, and elected officials demonstrate strong support for DHS’ immigration actions Yesterday, Ohio elected officials and organizations signed on to amicus briefs filed in U.S. v. Texas, the Supreme Court case that will determine the fate of the Obama Administration’s executive actions on immigration, and affect the… Continue »