Jennifer Nimer, from the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Columbus; Jhuma Acharya, of Community Refugee and Immigration Services; and Amanda Pritt, from US Together, will share the challenges and issues facing immigrants in our community. They will also answer questions about the work they do and the people they serve.
As the discourse around immigration reform changes daily, Edith Espinal’s own pending citizenship continues to hang in the balance. The undocumented mother of three has been confined to her sanctuary at Columbus Mennonite Church (CMC) in Clintonville since October 2017, when a judge denied her asylum case and issued an order for her deportation. Espinal […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]