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 »

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 »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

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 »

Cleveland, OH – Last weekend, more than 6,000 Ohioans in sixteen cities across the state plus Washington, DC rallied to #KeepFamiliesTogether.  Rallies were held in 750 cities nationwide.   More than 60 people turned out in Ashland and 200 in Bowling Green, where Councilman Bruce Jeffers said “we’re interested in welcoming all people.”  Cleveland drew… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

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 »

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 »

Cleveland “Families Belong Together” Rally Calls on US Government to Respect and Protect Family Unity in All Forms Follow @BelongCle Link: http://bit.ly/2N7xKsZ Cleveland, OH – Americans are outraged at the fact that our own government is separating families at the border. The primal pain of separating a parent from a child is also taking place… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Cleveland “Families Belong Together” Rally Calls on US Government to Respect and Protect Family Unity in All Forms Follow @BelongCle Link: http://bit.ly/2N7xKsZ Cleveland, OH – Americans are outraged at the fact that our own government is separating families at the border. The primal pain of separating a parent from a child is also taking place… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Cleveland, OH — Intrepid and often bilingual journalists have been able to report on some of the rawest, most distressing aspects of the recent immigration raids in Ohio.    Immediately after hearing about the first raids at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center, Univision sent a crew to Ohio to dive deep into impacts on the… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

On a Wing and a Prayer, Solon Mom Avril Burg Signs Up to Organize Cleveland “Families Belong Together” Rally June 30; Follow @BelongCle Cleveland, OH — Avril Burg of Solon cannot stand to see children suffering.  As she learned more about the Trump Administration’s “family separation” policy on immigration, she was motivated to not only speak… Continue »