immigration

photo of Gov. Kasich signing executive order
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Saying he’s frustrated with federal inaction on immigration, Gov. John Kasich has signed an executive order that he says will assist legal immigrants in getting work, finding help and integrating into Ohio.

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ROB BYRON / SHUTTERSTOCK

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, May 15:

Refugees in church basement in Cleveland
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU public radio

Akron is taking its first look at a resolution opposing a citizenship question the Trump administration plans to incorporate into the next Census. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the controversy that arose during today’s City Council committee meetings.

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M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

Ohio immigrants are struggling in three key areas, according to a new report. 

Immigration attorney Allison Herre contributed to the "Our Pathway to a Brighter Future" report, which recommends greater access to educational opportunities, affordable legal services and better access to healthcare.

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ADRIAN MA / WCPN / IDEASTREAM

The issue of immigration reform may have been swept from the headlines in the past couple weeks, but it hasn’t left the minds of many immigrants.

Local immigration attorneys say they’ve been getting worried calls from clients ever since the President proposed eliminating some categories of family-based visas.

“Most immigration attorneys would tell you that they are seeing a trend of people worried,” said immigration lawyer Melissa Gawelek, “especially people who are living thousands of miles away from their loved ones.”

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