Encarnacion Pyle of the Columbus Dispatch has a new piece out asking “Is fear of Trump fueling immigrants’ push for citizenship?” Naturalizations typically increase heading into a hotly contested presidential election.  But this year, immigrants are expressing a clarifying motive: achieve the right to vote in order to defeat Donald Trump and... Continue »
By a 5 to 1 vote Wednesday, Cincinnati’s City Council approved a resolution authorizing photo IDs for undocumented immigrants, homeless persons, and other vulnerable populations. Local groups say the cards — which would not take the place of driver’s licenses and would serve for ID purposes only — are... Continue »
  Advocates Send Clear Message to Sen. Rob Portman: Latino, APIA, and Immigrant Voters Will Boycott #TrumpsParty in November Today, Donald Trump is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. On the very same day, the Senate carry out is serving taco salad bowls for lunch—a fitting reminder of the recent “hispandering”... Continue »
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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... Continue »