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Life as an Undocumented Immigrant in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Life as an Undocumented Immigrant in Columbus

Right now, there are about 48 undocumented immigrants in sanctuary across the country. Several are in Ohio. One, Edith Espinal, is here in Columbus. Since October 10, 2017 — her deportation date — Espinal has been under virtual house arrest at Columbus Mennonite Church (CMC) in Clintonville. As a place of worship, CMC is considered […]

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OH-Employment GreenCard Reforms Campaign

  OH-Employment GreenCard Reforms Campaign

Employment based immigrants must wait over 90 years to receive a green card due to archaic per country limits. This is an issue that acutely impacts Immigrants from highly populated countries such as India that also have the largest pool of high-skilled man power, estimating around 300,000. All the Individuals impacted have been hired by […]

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Looking Forward: Contemporary Comics and Immigration

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Looking Forward: Contemporary Comics and Immigration

Cartoonists Khalil Bendib, Eric Garcia, and Alberto Ledesma will discuss their work on the topic of immigration, in conjunction with our current exhibit, Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics. Book signing to follow. Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall. This event is FREE and open to the public, and is co-sponsored […]

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Hilltop Unity March: Stop the Hate & Violence

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Hilltop Unity March: Stop the Hate & Violence

The Hilltop community is rising. It is one of the most diverse communities in all of Central Ohio. While it has its challenges, people from all backgrounds live together as neighbors and are doing amazing work to build a better community. Unfortunately, some people have allowed hate and fear to drive their actions — an […]

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‘The Other Box’ Poetry Reading at Bottoms Up Centers Around Columbus Immigrants

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ‘The Other Box’ Poetry Reading at Bottoms Up Centers Around Columbus Immigrants

A 2015 snapshot of the contributions of Columbus immigrants estimated that immigrants account for nearly 25 percent of all population growth. This Saturday, a poetry reading featuring these immigrants and their children will open up conversation around this increasingly contentious topic and its effects on voices right here at home. Featured poets include Anisa Gandevivala, Ruth Awad, Ethan Rivera, […]

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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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