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Edith Espinal Heads Home After Three Years in Sanctuary

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Edith Espinal Heads Home After Three Years in Sanctuary

After three years in sanctuary, Edith Espinal’s application for stay of removal has been granted. The stay of removal prevents the Department of Homeland Security from acting on their deportation orders, however Espinal’s case is not over, said Espinal’s attorney Lizbeth Mateo. Espinal was granted an order of supervision and will have to check in […]

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Undocumented Immigrants in Sanctuary Ask ICE for Stays of Removal

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Undocumented Immigrants in Sanctuary Ask ICE for Stays of Removal

After seeking sanctuary in Columbus churches for several years, undocumented immigrants Edith Espinal and Miriam Vargas may soon return home to their families. Following the Biden administration’s decision to pause deportations for some non-citizens for 100 days, Espinal and Vargas are applying for stays of removal to prevent the Department of Homeland Security from acting […]

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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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Ohio May Force Sanctuary Cities to Cooperate with ICE

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio May Force Sanctuary Cities to Cooperate with ICE

By Jake Zuckerman Ohio House Republicans resumed a push last Thursday to force local law enforcement to cooperate with federal authorities seeking to deport illegal immigrants. Should local governments fail to comply with requests from the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to detain suspected illegal immigrants for up to 48 hours, House Bill 169 would cut […]

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Edith Espinal Denied for Stay of Removal

Taijuan Moorman 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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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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