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WATCH: Why it Was so Difficult for HHS to Reunite Separated Migrant Families

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A new watchdog report reveals troubling details about how the U.S. government handled the separation of migrant families as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The litany of failures includes communication breakdown, lack of planning and insufficient care. PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins talks to Ann Maxwell, assistant inspector general of the Department… Read More

Maree Gavhed, her husband Abdloulaye Soumana and her children celebrate her new citizenship.

More Than 200 Ohioans Become U.S. Citizens in Statehouse Ceremony

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219 people from 54 countries became US citizens in a ceremony at the Statehouse today.  And they were pretty pleased about it. Sage Shahid, Maree Gavhed, Man Biswa and Augustine Ackah all became citizens today. They live in the 15-county area covered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office in Columbus. Secretary of… Read More

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Ohio DREAMers Share Their Stories Ahead of U.S. Supreme Court Case on DACA

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A major piece of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy is set for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court after the lower courts rejected the attempt to phase-out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. The program allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children to temporarily stay… Read More

Deportation Journeys Wind Through Ohio Detention Facilities

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Ohio is far from the U.S. southern border, but the policies and practices there are playing out here daily. The Cleveland Immigration Court has a caseload numbering in the thousands. Ohio jails and private prisons are collecting millions of dollars to house immigrants. And immigrant families who have lived in Ohio for years are planning their departures…. Read More

U.S. Sen. Brown Blames Trump Administration For Denying Access To Border Facility

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says he was denied access to a Customs and Border Control detention facility that houses children over the weekend. Brown wanted to see the facilities holding children that some other lawmakers have described as cramped and smelly. Brown is telling reporters he blames top administration officials for wanting to keep… Read More

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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