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Refuge: A Space for Culture and Community

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Refuge: A Space for Culture and Community

Want to be part of positive change in our community? Global Conversations, LLC in partnership with the YMCA’s New American Welcome Center and City of Columbus’ Department of Neighborhoods present: “Refuge: A Space for Culture and Community” Join us January 19th for a FREE evening of storytelling, connection and table discussion with our immigrant neighbors. […]

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Columbus Stands Behind Support of DACA

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Stands Behind Support of DACA

As the federal government scrambles to avoid a shutdown at midnight tonight, much of the conversation centers around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While national lawmakers struggle to reach a deal, many in Columbus are taking a firm stance behind supporting the program that provides protection for young unauthorized immigrants — commonly referred […]

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Double Comfort First Sanctuary Restaurant in Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Double Comfort First Sanctuary Restaurant in Ohio

While everyone is arguing about the legality and ethics of Sanctuary Cities, local social enterprise Double Comfort has wasted no time bringing the concept of Sanctuary Restaurants to Ohio. A step up from its sister term, a Sanctuary Restaurant is a business providing a safe and welcoming environment to refugees and immigrants, “but it also […]

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther Signs Executive Order on Immigration

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther Signs Executive Order on Immigration

Following through on a promise made earlier this week, local officials gathered on Friday to witness the signing of an executive order by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther that supports and reaffirms the city’s pro-immigration and pro-refugee resettlement policies. “This reinforces and expands what we have been doing for decades,” stated Ginther. “It is also consistent […]

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Mayor and City Council President Renew Support for Refugee Settlement in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor and City Council President Renew Support for Refugee Settlement in Columbus

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther joined Columbus City Council President Zach Klein in announcing this afternoon that the City of Columbus would continue forward in its effort to accept refugees and immigrants, defying the executive order issued by President Trump last Friday. “Our immigrant population is part of the fabric of what makes Columbus so vibrant,” stated […]

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Photos: Immigration Protest Takes Place at Columbus Airport

Christine Ruddy Christine Ruddy Photos: Immigration Protest Takes Place at Columbus Airport

Hundreds of protesters gathered at John Glenn International Airport on Sunday to protest the travel ban put into place on Friday by President Donald Trump against seven Muslim-majority countries. Protesters chanted “No hate, No fear, Refugees are welcome here” and “Black Lives Matter” among other slogans of the protest movement. A Columbus Police presence was […]

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Photos: Protesters Show Solidarity With Immigrants at Columbus Airport

Katherine Forbes Katherine Forbes Photos: Protesters Show Solidarity With Immigrants at Columbus Airport

Editor’s Note: Hundreds of protestors gathered at the John Glenn Airport in Columbus on Sunday from 1pm to 4pm to protest the immigration ban placed in effect by the Trump administration on Friday. Click here to read more details about the protest. All photos by Katherine Forbes of KRForbesPhotography.

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