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Ohio Immigrants Win 2 Court Cases Against BMV!

Cincinnati and Columbus, OH – Ohio immigrants, children of immigrants, refugees, and allies are celebrating two critical victories in court today. At 3pm, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC), Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), and the primary youth plaintiff in one of the cases will discuss the ruling in INTERCOMMUNITY JUSTICE AND PEACE CENTER, […]

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Court Rules for Refugees in Ohio BMV Case

In COMMUNITY REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, et al. v. REGISTRAR, OHIO BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES, U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. ruled that the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) policy of denying Ohio driver’s licenses to certain groups of refugees is preempted by federal law, and enjoined the state from enforcing the policy. The […]

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Court Rules in Favor of Children of Immigrants in BMV Case

In INTERCOMMUNITY JUSTICE AND PEACE CENTER, et al. v. REGISTRAR, OHIO BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES, U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. ruled that the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) cannot deny driver’s licenses and Ohio identification cards to otherwise eligible U.S. citizens and documented children of foreign-born parents because of the parents’ immigration […]

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Man Dies in Ohio ICE Custody

David Hernandez Colula, a 34 year-old man detained in the Youngstown, Ohio immigration jail, has died. Preliminary reports indicate that his death may have due to suicide. The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote that an outside group had recommended that this facility install better suicide prevention programs just last year. Read ICE’s press release here: NEOCC2-21