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The Atlantic Cover Story, “How Trump Radicalized ICE,” Highlights Plight of Mauritanians in Columbus

“I came to America to be free.  This is not freedom.” The new cover story of The Atlantic is a must-read piece by Frank Foer,  “How Trump Radicalized ICE.” Making several trips to Columbus, Foer uses the example of Mauritanians, who fled ethnic cleansing for safety in the United States—and now face deportation under Trump—to … Continue reading »

ICYMI: The Guardian on Aftermath of Ohio Raid: “What Happens After ICE Tears Your Family Apart”

In a new, deeply-reported piece for The Guardian, Sarah Menkedick looks at the impact and aftermath of recent ICE raids conducted in an Ohio community, exploring the ongoing trauma to the community, including families separated and lives forever changed.  An excerpt of the piece is included below: On 19 June, Ice officers descended on Fresh … Continue reading »

Medium: “Don’t Fall For ‘Divide and Distract’ Campaign Tactics in the OH12 Special Election”

In an opinion piece for Medium, Matt Hildreth, Political Director of America’s Voice, weighs in on the race for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District and the PAC-funded anti-immigrant attack ads directed at Democratic candidate Danny O’Connor. Hildreth argues that these xenophobic attacks aim to divide Americans and distract from administration policies that do not benefit the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New Podcast Episode Features Ohio Mother-Daughter Team Who Stepped Up to Help the Community After Corso’s Raids

The latest episode of the national America’s Voice podcast, “A is for America,” features Natalia Alonso and her mom, Monica, two local heroes who leapt into action after the devastating June 5 workplace raids on Corso’s Flower and Garden stores in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio. After the raid took away more than 100 workers, Natalia … Continue reading »

Mom Arrested in Corso’s Raid, Released On Bond, Rearrested Hours Later

Tramonte: “Trump’s deportation force sees Anita Marin only as a statistic and a game piece, not a human being.  We cannot allow our government to treat our friends and neighbors this way.”       Cleveland, OH – Lorain County resident Anita Marin and her daughters have been living a nightmare that is growing more and more … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Natalia and Monica Alonso, from the Corso’s Raids

In the latest episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Natalia Alonso and her mom, Monica, two local heroes who leapt into action after the devastating June 5 workplace raids on Corso’s Flower and Garden stores in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio. After the raid took away more than 100 workers, Natalia began … Continue reading »

28 Reasons Why ICE is a Rogue Agency

Tramonte: “Not one state or local tax dollar should go toward deporting hardworking Ohioans” Cleveland, OH – In Columbus today, Earth First! and the American Indian Movement of Ohio as well as other leaders and community members disrupted “business as usual” at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. According to the news media, multiple people have … Continue reading »

58% Disapprove of Trump’s Immigration Record

58% Disapprove of Trump’s Immigration Record From Deportations, to Ending DACA, to Family Separations, Trump Administration Tries to “Make America Hate Again,” Americans Refuse Cleveland, OH — There are both practical and moral reasons why 58% of Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of immigration (see recent Quinnipiac and Washington Post polls). In a column and … Continue reading »

“Are you alone now?”: Washington Post Sunday Front-Page Story Reveals Immigration Raids’ Impact on Children, Families

This weekend, Eli Saslow of the Washington Post profiled an Ohio family facing permanent separation due to our nation’s failed immigration policies. The article, “‘Are you alone now?’ After raid, immigrant families are separated in the American heartland,” is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand how children and families are recovering after the massive … Continue reading »

Immigrant Youth Leaders & Children’s Health Experts Among Other Dynamic Speakers at Saturday’s “Families Belong Together” Rally in Cleveland

Follow @BelongCle Americans are outraged at the fact that our own government is separating families at the border. The photos, videos, and audio recordings that document our own government’s abject cruelty have fueled unprecedented levels of donations from ordinary Americans and inspired more than 700 rallies across the country today.    The primal pain of … Continue reading »