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On Thursday June 14, Hundreds of Ohioans Rally to End Family Separation at the Border As Part of National Movement

Events Taking Place in Akron, Dayton, Cleveland, and Cincinnati At the border, the Trump administration has separated more than 1,300 children from their parents.  This cruel, inhumane policy is sparking national outcry. On Thursday, June 14th, events are taking place across the country with a simple message: #FamiliesBelongTogether. In Ohio, events have been organized in … Continue reading »

At Norwalk Rally, Ohioans From Across the Region “Show Up” for Corso’s Raid Families

Young People Leading the Community Response Continued to Express Fears and Call for Action Yesterday, we outlined a stirring piece from Univision, “From teenagers to heads of household,” that features some of the young people left to pick up the pieces of their families after the military-style immigration raid at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center … Continue reading »

“From Teenagers to Heads of Household”: Univision Highlights Young People Shouldering Dramatic New Responsibilities after Ohio Raids

In a stirring piece, “From teenagers to heads of household,” Univision profiles some of the young people left to pick up the pieces of their families after the military-style raid at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center last week.   There’s Jimmy Rodriguez, a DACA recipient, who was detained during the raid and saw his father … Continue reading »

Ohio Faith, Union, Political, and Child Welfare Leaders Join Concerned Citizens in Expressing Outrage Over Sandusky Immigration Raid

Across the state, Ohioans are outraged at the military-style immigration raid carried out by federal agents at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center in northern Ohio.  At this link are quotes from leaders denouncing the raid and expressing concern for the futures of affected workers, children, families, as well as our values as a country. Two … Continue reading »

Outrage at Mass Immigration Raid in Ohio

Updated: June 21, 2018 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.  Following are quotes from leaders denouncing the raids and expressing concern for the futures of affected workers, children, families, as well as our values as … Continue reading »

Ways to Help Families Impacted by Ohio Immigration Raids

Updated: June 11, 2018 Donate $ to Support Raid Response Legal Services Donate $ to Support Community and Humanitarian Response Supply Donation Drives, By Location CLEVELAND LORAIN TOLEDO TAKE ACTION Donate $ to Support Raid Response Legal Services Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) Support ABLE’s Immigration Advocacy Project and help the families affected by … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Connie Schultz on Ohio Raid: “Round Up the Parents; Lose the Children”

In the wake of Trump’s workplace deportation raid in Sandusky, Ohio, nationally syndicated columnist Connie Schultz details the widespread community panic and the ripple effects of the raids: innocent children left without parents or caregivers. Schultz concludes, “This is what we do now in America. Our government singles out brown and black children and traumatizes … Continue reading »

Sen. Brown Denounces Immoral Immigration Raids in Sandusky

Where is the Rest of the Ohio Congressional Delegation? Cleveland, OH – Cleveland.com is reporting that Senator Sherrod Brown has strongly denounced yesterday’s aggressive, military-style raids on the Corso’s Flower and Garden Center in Sandusky and Castalia, calling them “immoral” and an “insane policy.”  Sabrina Eaton reports: “Tearing families apart will not fix our broken … Continue reading »

Detaining Citizens, Pointing Guns, and Separating Kids: ICE’s Actions in Ohio Immigration Raid Are Outrageous, Outlandish, and Un-American

Yesterday, as TV cameras rolled, two hundred ICE and CBP agents–aided by “aerial surveillance”–descended upon Corso’s Flower & Garden Center in Sandusky, OH. All told, more than 100 men and women were arrested. Reporters from a local TV station were on the scene when the raids occurred, making it clear that the Trump Administration was looking for … Continue reading »

Sandusky-Area Immigration Raid: “Shock and Awe” Show of Force to Terrorize and Destroy Ohio Families

Sandusky, OH —  As TV cameras rolled, two hundred law enforcement agents–aided by “aerial surveillance”–descended upon Corso’s Flower & Garden Center, arresting workers left and right in what may be the largest immigration raid yet under Trump’s regime. All told, more than 100 men and women were arrested in Erie County, Ohio this morning.  Reporters … Continue reading »

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