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ICYMI: Plain Dealer: “Ohio is one of the worst states for undocumented immigrants”

As the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement agencies CBP and ICE continue to arrest and deport indiscriminately, observers are focusing on how states such as Ohio and Michigan are epicenters of the cruelty. A new article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer explores why Ohio is one of the worst states for undocumented immigrants. Featuring assessments from America’s Voice Ohio … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Time Magazine Profiles Lorain, Ohio Dreamer

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 reading »

ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte: “Study Shows Ohio is Worst State For Undocumented Immigrants – But We Can Change”

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 reading »

ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte in The Hill: “Sen. Portman, Your Dreamer Constituents Need Solutions, Not Stunts”

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 reading »

Akron Beacon Journal, Editorial Boards Across USA Take Strong Stand For Dreamers

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 reading »

Senator Brown Shows Leadership and Character on Dreamer Legislation, While Senator Portman Delivers “Slap in the Face”

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 reading »

Ohio “Dreamers” Available to Discuss This Week’s Senate Debate on Immigration, Expectations for Senators Brown and Portman

“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 reading »

Washington Post Editorial Highlights Egregious Deportation Cases in Ohio and Michigan

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 reading »

PRESS EVENT: Old Stone Church, Forest Hill Presbyterian, Columbus and Cleveland Residents to Gather Ahead of Manuel Gonzalez’s First Immigration Court Hearing

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Wednesday, January 17, 12pm ET Old Stone Presbyterian Church 91 Public Square, Cleveland Cleveland, OH – On Wednesday, January 17 at 12pm ET, advocates, allies, and neighbors from Columbus and Cleveland will gather at the Old Stone Church to support Columbus resident Manuel Gonzalez as he heads to his first hearing in Cleveland Immigration Court. … Continue reading »

After Deportation Delay, Youngstown’s Amer Adi Incomprehensibly Detained by ICE With Congressman Tim Ryan At His Side

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 reading »

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