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DeWine Warns Feds: Don’t Use Ohio Facial Data For ICE Raids

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Some states have been asked to provide photos from driver’s licenses so the feds can use facial recognition software for identification and location purposes. Federal immigration officials are ramping up efforts to crack down on people who lack legal residency status. As part of those investigations, some states have been asked to provide photos from… Read More

Immigrant Activist Protest Shuts Down Street In Ohio Capital

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A protest against U.S. immigration policy and recent deportations temporarily shut down a street in Ohio’s capital, resulting in 12 arrests. Protesters blocked the street across from City Hall in Columbus and around the corner from the Ohio Statehouse Monday morning by erecting three wooden poles in a tall tripod. The… Read More

Far From Southwest, Children Of Workplace Raids Await Fate

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NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Two of the largest workplace immigration raids yet under the Trump administration, carried out just weeks apart in Ohio, have upended the lives of hundreds of children caught in the middle. Unlike the migrant children removed from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of these young people were born in… Read More

Woman Moves To Church, Hoping To Avoid Deportation To Mexico

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A woman trying to avoid being deported to Mexico and separated from her U.S.-citizen children has moved into an Ohio church offering her sanctuary in a symbolic gesture. The Columbus Dispatch reports 39-year-old Edith Espinal and the Columbus Mennonite Church hope U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will honor guidance issued during… Read More