For the hungry in some Columbus neighborhoods, emergency food supplies will be only a text away. The city will spend $135,000 to help to create a mobile scheduling program for selected food pantries.
If some legislators have their way, children who are born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants will lose their birthright and families will be sent packing. Many say talk of changing the Fourteenth Amendment is merely a political ploy in the midst of a heated mid-term election year. WOSU profiles a Columbus family which is a blend of illegal immigrants and American born citizens.
Scores of suspected illegal immigrantshave been arrested in a raid on a southwest Ohio poultry plant.
New immigrants from across the globe continue to change the face of Central Ohio. But with little to no knowledge of the language, the culture and bureacracy, adjusting to a new life becomes a struggle for many. Organziations and agencies that serve the new arrivals say finding and receiving adequate healthcare for themselves and their families is among the most challenging change immigrants face. WOSU’s Dorcas Taylor presents a two part report.