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Immigration, Racism, and Xenophobia: A Historical Perspective

  Immigration, Racism, and Xenophobia: A Historical Perspective

Compare immigration trends, attitudes, and policies in the U.S. between the turn of the 20th century and today with Anthony DeStefanis, an Associate Professor of History, from Otterbein University. Learn about the racism and xenophobia that developed then and how it relates to modern times. For ages 18 and up. Registration date for this event […]

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Edith Espinal Denied for Stay of Removal

 Taijuan Moorman Edith Espinal Denied for Stay of Removal

Editors note: This article and its headline has been updated to include ICE’s decision to deny Espinal’s application for Stay of Removal on Thursday, Aug. 29. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has denied Edith Espinal’s application for a Stay of Removal. The application would have halted Espinal’s deportation order, allowing her to go home while she […]

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Opinion: What do we Stand for Anymore?

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: What do we Stand for Anymore?

Today I cried for the first time since Christine Blasey Ford gave her testimony in front of Congress. It was that same bubbling over of empathy I felt, when I placed myself where she was and imagined telling the hardest truth I’d ever tell in front of an indifferent and toxic congregation. I guess some […]

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Ohio Immigrant Community Braces for Mass Roundups Rumored for Next Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Immigrant Community Braces for Mass Roundups Rumored for Next Week

Update 3:20PM 6/22/19 — President Trump stated that he will delay the ICE raids. If it comes to fruition, President Donald Trump’s tweet warning of the removal of “millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States” has major implications for the local immigrant community. The announcement, later confirmed by Immigration […]

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Undocumented | Edith Espinal Fights to Remain With her Family in Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Undocumented | Edith Espinal Fights to Remain With her Family in Ohio

Edith Espinal, an undocumented resident of Columbus who’s been in sanctuary at Columbus Mennonite Church, marked her 500th day in sanctuary on Valentine’s Day. Living inside a church, unable to leave for groceries, a date with her husband, or to visit her son when he was in the hospital last year has taken a toll […]

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Long-Time Ohio Resident Faces Deportation to Country that Once Enslaved Him

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Long-Time Ohio Resident Faces Deportation to Country that Once Enslaved Him

Amadou Sow sits in a jail cell at the Morrow County Correctional Facility. He hasn’t committed a crime, not since he came to the United States in 1991, but it’s where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has kept him detained since his routine check-in back in August. His lawyers are fighting for an emergency stay. […]

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CRIS 5k for Refugees 2018

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill CRIS 5k for Refugees 2018

EARLY CHECK-IN for the run will be held at CRIS offices on September 7th. We are located at 1925 E Dublin Granville Road 43229. Please enter our reception office for directions to check-in. Thank you! In solidarity with the Central Ohio’s refugee and immigrant community, we invite you to join the CRIS family at our […]

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