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Norwalk Mom of 3 US Citizens the Latest Tragic Example of Complete Reversal in Deportation Policy

Instead of Focusing on Public Safety Priorities, US Government is Deporting Long-Term U.S. Residents with American Children Cleveland OH – As we have seen throughout the year and throughout the country, the Trump Administration is deporting anyone and everyone they come across – not just those who represent a public safety threat. The abrupt change … Continue reading »

New Data on Contributions of Dreamers in Rural America

Ohio to Gain if Congress Passes the Dream Act and Cements Young Immigrants’ Economic and Social Contributions Cleveland, OH – As the U.S. Congress gets closer to a potential vote on the Dream Act this year, Democrats on the House and Senate Joint Economic Committee (JEC) released a fact sheet about the contributions of DACA beneficiaries in … Continue reading »

Fighting Deportation Is a Family Affair

Fatiha Elgharib’s Daughters, Sister-In-Law Ask for Compassion in Mom’s Deportation Case Englewood, OH – Deportation does not just affect the individual, it affects families, communities, and society.  That is why fighting Fatiha Elgharib’s case is an all-consuming family affair for her daughters, Wafaa and Sara Hamdi, and sister-in-law Denise Hamdi. They advocate with fifteen year-old … Continue reading »

Ohio Immigrant Youth Available to Discuss DC Congressional Visits, Efforts to Pass Dream Act This Year

Cincinnati Immigrant Youth Available to Discuss DC Congressional Visits, Efforts to Pass Dream Act This Year Cincinnati, OH – Last week, eight Ohio Dreamers – including José Arnulfo Cabrera and Heyra Avila of Cincinnati – traveled to Washington, DC to speak with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and other legislators about the Dream Act. After weeks … Continue reading »

Eight Ohio Dreamers Came to DC to With A Message for Sen. Portman: Champion the Dream Act

“We need your leadership. This is about our lives.” Eight Ohio Dreamers came to DC on Wednesday to get a minute of Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) time.  After weeks of unanswered meeting requests for the Senator, they came to DC for his weekly constituent coffee. The coffee hour was cancelled, but the Dreamers’ lives remained in limbo, … Continue reading »

Meet the Ohio Dreamers Conducting Sit-In At Rob Portman’s Office on Dream Act

Today, eight Ohio Dreamers are conducting a sit-in at Sen. Rob Portman’s office in Washington, DC to demand that he support the Dream Act.  Portman has never taken a strong stance on the Dream Act. In September of this year, he released a statement expressing agreement that “Congress should act” and that there should be … Continue reading »

Englewood Mother’s Deportation Case to Be Reviewed

Life of US Citizen Son With Down Syndrome Hinges On Outcome Fatiha Elgharib: “I could never take Sami back [to Morocco]. With his multiple health problems he could die. He would have no rights. I’d have to hide him away.” Englewood, OH –  The Dayton Daily News is reporting that the deportation of local mom Fatiha Elgharib, scheduled … Continue reading »

Why Does Detroit ICE’s Rebecca Adducci Insist on Stripping Loving Parents from Ohio and Michigan Families?

Fatiha Elgharib – Whose Son Has Down Syndrome and Severe Medical Problems – Latest Caregiver to Face Banishment from American Son Who Needs Her A recording of today’s call is available here. Ohio and Michigan – For the past 21 years, Fatiha Elgharib has built a life for herself and her family in Ohio, raising four … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Fatiha Elgharib’s Case Showcases Continued Impacts of “Special Registration, Deferred Action and Prosecutorial (In)Discretion”

Detroit ICE Director Rebecca Adducci is Once Again Targeting a Long-Term Ohio Parent of U.S. Citizens for Deportation Englewood, OH – In a new Medium post, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and the Director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. and the author of Beyond Deportation: The … Continue reading »

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