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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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#EssentialOhio Campaign Seeks to Pass Essential Workers Bills of Rights Across Ohio

The Glass City is the first in the nation to take up a resolution supporting an Essential Workers Bill of Rights as part of a new national campaign to deliver better treatment and pay to all “essential workers.” Mónica Ramírez, Founder & President of Justice for Migrant Women, announced Essential Ohio (#EssentialOH), the Ohio arm […]

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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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Estela Juarez’ Appeal at DNC Shows Need for Return After Deportation – #ReuniteUS

Milwaukee, WI – Slate called it “The Most Gutting Part of the DNC’s Third Night,” which says a lot given the powerful address from Gabby Giffords, among other moments. But competition for human misery aside, Slate points out that “the issue where it was apparent Democrats have come the farthest in four years was immigration.” […]

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“The fruits of their labor are on our tables; we owe it to them to have their backs”

Ohio Immigrant Alliance reacts to Wooster Daily Record series on COVID in Ohio meatpacking plants Canton, OH – The Wooster Daily Record’s three-part series on COVID outbreaks in Ohio protein processing plants shows that Ohioans continue to benefit from the hard work of immigrants and native-born meat packers, while employers fail to provide for their […]

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Act Now, Free Wilfred from ICE Jail!

Cameroon American Council & Partners Urge Community to Act Now, Free Wilfred from ICE Jail! Pine Prairie, LA – Unless something changes very soon, an Ohio military family fears their family member Wilfred could be deported to Cameroon, the country he fled that is embroiled in armed ethnic conflict, and killed. The Cameroon American Council […]

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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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12 Organizations Sign Declaration of Support for Samba Thiam, Mauritanian Opposition Leader

(En français) We are saddened and very concerned with the resurgence of acts of violence in Mauritania in recent weeks. Following the murder of Abbas Diallo in Winding last month, Mauritania has witnessed its own “George Floyd” moment, where two policemen imitated the shameful and criminal act of the Minnesota police officers by kneeling on […]

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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 […]