Cleveland, OH – In a powerful story by Time, Charlotte Alter details the life of Ohio Dreamer and high school student Corina Barranco. This isn’t just a story about an individual, but a larger narrative on the struggles of being a young, undocumented resident here in the United States and opportunities that American citizens take… Continue »

Cleveland, OH – In a new Medium post, America’s Voice Ohio Director Lynn Tramonte discusses the ever-worsening conditions for undocumented immigrants living in Ohio. Tramonte cites several recent proof points, including a 2015 report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America, and UC Global Health Institute, which… Continue »

Writing in The Hill this weekend, Lynn Tramonte of America’s Voice and America’s Voice Ohio calls out Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) record of playing games on immigration instead of actually legislating. In the article “Sen. Portman, your Dreamer constituents need solutions, not stunts,” she offers specific examples from the recent Dream Act debate, and the 2013 comprehensive… Continue »

Last week, President Trump called on Republican senators to oppose the bipartisan legislative solutions for Dreamers on the table during the Senate immigration debate, ensuring that nothing would pass the chamber. In response, the Akron Beacon Journal and editorial boards across the nation issued sharp rebukes of the GOP’s “politics as usual” approach to dealing with Dreamers:… Continue »

With Two Bipartisan, Centrist Proposals to Choose From, Portman Still Found a Way to Get to No Cleveland, OH – The U.S. Senate wrapped up its debate on immigration today, and once again failed to advance a solution for America’s Dreamers.  Senator Brown voted in favor of two bipartisan amendments that would have helped Dreamers and came close to… Continue »

“I felt more substantial, having DACA” “I’m afraid I’ll have to be an ‘alien’ in a country I don’t know”  Cleveland, OH – Dreamers from Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Findlay, Lorain, and across Ohio are available this week for media interviews about the U.S. Senate immigration debate. Sara Hamdi is a Dreamer and DACA beneficiary from Englewood,… Continue »

ICE Field Office Director Rebecca Adducci Has An “Appetite for Destruction” of Area Families Cleveland, OH – The Washington Post is out with a blazing editorial about the abject cruelty inherent in the Trump Administration’s deportation policy.  Many of the examples they cite in their editorial come directly from the Detroit ICE Field Office with jurisdiction over… Continue »

The contributions of America’s Dreamers – and the uncertainty they face after Trump killed the DACA program – continue to be highlighted in media across the United States.  See below excerpts from Massachusetts, Ohio, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas, and Forbes magazine. WBUR, Boston’s NPR affiliate, published a joint op-ed from four DACA recipients… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

ICE Field Office Director Rebecca Adducci Has An “Appetite for Destruction” of OH & MI Families Cleveland, OH – With the surprise detention of Youngstown’s Amer Adi, Rebecca Adducci, Director of the Detroit Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seems to be angling for a gold star from her bosses in Washington, DC.  Consider… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

This is a Moment of Reckoning for Senator Rob Portman and Congressional Republicans; Will They Back and Fill for President, Or Take Step Forward and Pass Dream Act? Cleveland, OH – This week, our nation’s schoolchildren have been learning about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Meanwhile, our nation’s president is making… Continue »