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Quotes: DECARCERATE Before COVID-19 Takes Over Our Jails, Prisons, and Immigration Detention Centers

Doctors, judges, and other experts are urging a dramatic reduction in our nation’s incarcerated population in order to prevent a massive outbreak of COVID-19 in U.S. jails and prisons. Some counties have begun to take the initiative, but in the name of public health, the response needs to be scaled up dramatically and include federal […]

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Ohioans Call on State and Local Agencies to Release Incarcerated People in Name of Public Health

On March 24, we sent a community letter signed by 14 statewide organizations, 44 local groups, and 336 individuals to the Governor of Ohio and key health agencies and sheriffs departments. The letter lays out the following steps that federal, state and local agencies need to take, “to ensure the health and safety of all […]

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Press Call 3/24: Immigration Platform for COVID-19 Response

Cleveland, OH – Thousands of doctors have warned that jails and immigration detention centers would become a “tinderbox” of disease if COVID-19 is allowed to enter. In the name of public health, they are urging federal, state, and local officials to dramatically reduce the number of incarcerated people ASAP. In Ohio, hundreds of immigrants are […]

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“Simply Stunning” and “Medically Dangerous” to Keep Ohio Immigrants in Jail During COVID-19

State Should Not Let Feds Dictate Public Health Priorities Cleveland, OH – In the battle against COVID-19, more and more courts in Ohio are declining to incarcerate people, or are releasing them from jails, in the name of public health. Thousands of doctors and medical professionals have warned that dramatically reducing the jail population is […]

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Doctors Call for Immigrants’ Release from Detention During COVID-19

Cleveland, OH – In a letter to Governor Mike DeWine, Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights First, and Amnesty International USA call for the release of Ohio immigrants and asylum seekers under Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, in the interest of public health. The release of these individuals from detention is both necessary and […]

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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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Ohio Immigrant Alliance at CLE Women’s March!

Lynn Tramonte of the Ohio Immigrant Alliance was proud to offer the final speech at the Cleveland Women’s March on January 18, 2020. The event was recorded by WKYC, and organized by Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland Urban News, Imperial Women Coalition, and partners. Speakers talked about issues affecting women and families that have not been […]

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Ohio Migration Anthology – Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to questions for those interested in contribution to the Ohio Migration Anthology in 2020. Please read through and contact OhioMigrationAnthology@gmail.com with any additional questions and submissions. What is this anthology about? What are the goals of the anthology? Who should submit something? What can I submit? What should be my submission be […]