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Immigration Raids, Family Separations Spark Unprecedented Level of Activism in Ohio

Cleveland, OH — From Univision to NBC Nightly News to the Salem News, the consequences of the massive, military-style immigration raids that the federal government carried out at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center and Fresh Mark plants are on full display.  Rather than applauding these actions, the backlash among Ohioans has been intense. This past … Continue reading »

Organized Labor Roundly Condemns Immigration Raids in Ohio

Ohioans are outraged at the military-style immigration raid carried out by federal immigration agents at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center and Fresh Mark meat processing plants.  Labor unions have come out in full force denouncing this corrupt intimidation tactic and outrageously aggressive treatment of humble workers. At this link are quotes about the raids from … Continue reading »

OHIO RAIDS: Instead of Arresting Workers and Scaring Children, We Need An Immigration System that Matches Our Values

Pastor Dustin White: We can no longer as a people exploit the suffering of the vulnerable to prop up our own privilege and affluence Following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Director of America’s Voice Ohio, with quotes from state and national leaders. Ohio, we need to have a conversation about work and family.  In … Continue reading »

Bipartisan Group of 75 Former US Attorneys — Including Two Ohioans — Denounce Trump Policy of Separating Families at Border

Ohio Voters Want to Know:  Where Do DeWine, Cordray, Yost, and Dettelbach Stand? Seventy-five former U.S. attorneys, serving in both Republican and Democratic administrations, sent a scathing letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions today, denouncing the Trump administration’s policy of mandatory criminal prosecutions of immigrants crossing the border, and separation of parents from children.   … Continue reading »

Ohioans Outraged By Raids on Hardworking Immigrants, Family Separations

Toledo, OH — In multiple letters to the editor, Ohioans are reacting in outrage and anger to the immigration raid at Corso’s Flower and Garden Centers and the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border.  The following LTEs were published over the weekend in the Toledo Blade. Chuck Salmon of … Continue reading »

Rep. Kaptur Takes GOP To Task Over Corso’s Raid, Failure to Pass Immigration Reform

“Why do [immigrants] do this work?  To survive” This week, Representative Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) took to the House floor to uplift the innumerable contributions of hard-working immigrants throughout the Buckeye state and to urge Congress to treat immigrants with respect and dignity. Her thirty-minute speech included multiple references to workers and children affected by the … Continue reading »

Quinnipiac Poll: Vast Majority of Ohioans Support Creating Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Ohioans

Findings Echoed in Strong Turnout at Rallies Across the State A Quinnipiac poll of 1,000 Ohio registered voters shows that the vast majority supports creating a path to citizenship for Dreamers and other undocumented immigrants. From the poll: Ohio voters say 76 – 19 percent that undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, so-called … Continue reading »

Ahead of Father’s Day, Pilgrim Church and Allies Share Stories of Families Separated by Cruel Immigration Raids and Policies

Ahead of Father’s Day, Pilgrim Church and Allies Share Stories of Families Separated by Cruel Immigration Raids and Policies Sanctuary Church, Immigrant Families, Corso’s Raids Responders, and Others Come Together to “Embrace the Light Against the Darkness of ICE” Cleveland, OH – On Father’s Day, a growing number of American children will have to speak … Continue reading »

These Are the Families of the Ohio Raids

Last week, a workplace immigration raid in Sandusky, Ohio took away more than 100 mothers and fathers working at two different Corso’s Flower and Garden Centers.  Following are the stories of some of the families affected by the raids. Donate to help the families here.  Read statements from Ohioans opposed to the raid here.   … Continue reading »

While Democrats Decry Raids as “Immoral,” Ohio Republicans Alternate Between Silence and Acquiescence

Lynn Tramonte: “You have a duty to represent all of your constituents.  If you cannot or will not, you are a failed leader.” Key Ohio Democrats have denounced the military-style immigration raid on Corso’s Flower and Garden Centers last week. Meanwhile, Republicans are either avoiding the issue or towing the party-line. Senator Sherrod Brown (D) … Continue reading »

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