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The Columbus chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced two lawsuits it filed against U.S. consulates abroad have been resolved. This means after years of waiting, a Syrian man and a Palestinian man are allowed to travel to Ohio from the Middle East.


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Education groups are expected to hit Washington this week to lobby Congress to provide legal status for so-called Dreamers – the now young adults without documents who arrived in the U.S. as small children. Among those they’re hoping to sway is Ohio’s GOP Sen. Rob Portman. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports he’s open to the idea.

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Three churches in Ohio are among the dozens nationwide who are openly providing sanctuary to undocumented immigrants who face deportation. This weekend, the Beacon Journal’s Doug Livingston profiled two of those churches – one in Akron and one in Cleveland Heights. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke with Livingston about the sanctuary church movement and the differences between it and higher profile – and more controversial -- “sanctuary cities.”

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Hot off another round of appearances on the national media circle, Gov. John Kasich was back in Ohio again, meeting with a large group of newspaper editors from publications around the U.S. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, Kasich had a message about the importance of journalism.

While speaking to editors with Gatehouse Media, a group of newspapers including the Dispatch, Repository and former Dix publications in Ohio, Kasich reiterated his support for immigration reform and a bipartisan health-care plan.

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