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U.S. Cannot Let Trump Prey on Immigrants and Families Another Four Years

Ohio Father, Deported to Mali, Featured in Reuters Piece Cleveland, OH – As Trump and Biden prepare for the first presidential debate of the general election, Reuters is out with a new story highlighting how Trump’s changes to immigration policy have had dire and traumatizing consequences for American families–including one from Cincinnati. In paragraph after […]

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From Lima, Ohio to MSNBC – Daniela Pierre-Bravo Kicks Off 4-Part Virtual Convening

“Ohio Immigrants & Refugees: Lived Experiences, Mobilizing for Change” is Theme of this Oct. Event  Columbus – Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) is partnering with The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Ohio Immigrant Alliance to host a four-part virtual convening in October 2020: “Ohio Immigrants and Refugees: Lived Experiences, Mobilizing for […]

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911 Records from Morrow County Jail Show Callous Indifference Toward ICE Detainee Who Collapsed

Here is what we know about the ICE detainee who collapsed at Morrow County Correctional Facility (MCCF) on September 12, 2020. A man arrested by ICE was brought in to MCCF on or before September 11th, 2020. He was not isolated or tested for COVID-19. He was put into general population. (We are withholding his […]

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Morrow Co. Jail Risks Another Man’s Life

On Friday, September 11, a man who had recently been booked into the Morrow County Correctional Facility (MCCF) for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began to complain that he could not breathe. There were no medical staff on duty, and the Corrections Officers did nothing to help him. He was listless and unable to […]

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Two Jailbreaks, One Suicide, and 100% COVID Infection Rate

How Can the Morrow County Correctional Facility Still Be Open? Mt. Gilead, OH – How much incompetence can one county jail exhibit, and continue to operate? Last night’s jail break from the Morrow County Correctional Facility should be the last straw.  Despite warnings this would happen, the Morrow County Correctional Facility (MCCF) became 100% COVID-positive […]

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Tramonte to US Commission on Civil Rights Re: Morrow County Jail-ICE Detention Failures

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ Ohio Advisory Council is seeking information about how federally-protected groups have been treated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tramonte of the Ohio Immigrant Alliance informed the Council about the deadly conditions at the Morrow County Correctional Facility, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contract jail which houses immigrants detained under […]

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Responding to Biden-Sanders Task Force Recommendations on Immigration

“Our country is craving bold leadership that reflects our values of fairness, proportionality, inclusivity, and human dignity”  [NOTE: This statement has been updated to reflect a correction regarding the task force recommendations] Cleveland, OH – There are many strong policies in the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force policy recommendations on immigration, but there are also important […]

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Calling on the Democratic Party to Prioritize Return After Deportation

UPDATE:  The petition, signed by 408 people from Ohio and beyond, was delivered to the Democratic Party Platform Committee on July 14, 2020.  This petition signed by 408 individuals supports the inclusion of “return after deportation” in the 2020 Democratic Party platform. The Biden-Sanders unity task force included strong recommendations on this issue. We urge […]

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ALERT: Call Morrow County + Tell Them to Close the Jail Due to COVID!

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Morrow County Jail plans to start accepting new inmates, including ICE detainees, on June 17. This is unacceptable! The jail has failed to address the problems that turned it into a 100% COVID hotspot in the first place. Public health is at risk if this jail continues to operate. […]