Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

“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 »

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 »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

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 »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

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 »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

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 »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

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 »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

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 »