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Rep. Kaptur Takes GOP To Task Over Corso’s Raid, Failure to Pass Immigration Reform

“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 reading »

Ahead of Father’s Day, Pilgrim Church and Allies Share Stories of Families Separated by Cruel Immigration Raids and Policies

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 reading »

These Are the Families of the Ohio Raids

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 reading »

While Democrats Decry Raids as “Immoral,” Ohio Republicans Alternate Between Silence and Acquiescence

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 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 »