Earlier today in Iowa, DAPA-eligible Maria, along with her U.S. citizen son Andrew, were finally able to confront their Governor, Ohio’s John Kasich, on where he stands on the lawsuit blocking DAPA and expanded DACA. Ohio is one of the 26 states blocking deportation relief for Maria and 25,000 other Ohioans. For weeks, Maria and… Continue »

Today, at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Iowa, Ohio leaders and impacted families confronted their own Governor, John Kasich, over his position on the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) programs. Traveling all the way from Ohio, 11 year-old U.S. citizen Andrew and his… Continue »

Gov. Kasich and Attorney General DeWine Chose Party over People in Misguided Political Lawsuit Today, a three judge panel from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request for an emergency “stay” of the injunction on the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) programs.  The lawsuit… Continue »

Some very encouraging news for Elizabeth Perez, an Ohio mom and honorably-discharged Marine Corps veteran who has been fighting for the return of her husband Marcos since his deportation in 2010. From WKYC-TV: This week, the Cleveland City Council passed an emergency resolution 15-0, urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizen and Immigration… Continue »

On Tuesday, immigrant families from all across the country rallied in support of DAPA, which is on hold after a lawsuit from the Republican Governors and Attorneys General of 26 states. At one of yesterday’s events, DAPA-eligible families and leaders from Ohio’s Voice held a press conference and delivered nearly 3,000 petitions to Ohio’s Governor,… Continue »

On National Day of Action, Immigrants and Their Children Deliver Petitions to Closed Door, Staffer In Hallway May 19th was supposed to be the day that many long-term Ohioans’ lives changed for the better, as immigrant parents of U.S. Citizen children could finally apply for recognized status under the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program.  Instead, thanks to… Continue »