For the first time in several years, there was a drop in the number of people getting or renewing concealed carry gun permits in Ohio last year.
Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.
Central Ohio is home to some 70,000 Asian immigrants. And advocates worry a silent deadly disease is hidden in the population. Immigrants from Asia and some African nations face a greater risk for Hepatitis B and may not know they have it.
Ohio is reportedly one of 15 states where undocumented immigrants are being sent back to their home country after seeking medical care. That controversy and concerns regarding immigrants are sparking discussion about immigration reform all across the political spectrum.
A Liberian immigrant is optimistic as a new American citizen.
The 2010 census road tour is crossing the Buckeye state to inform Latino and Somali communities how important it is to be counted this year.
A new poll finds most Ohio voters oppose government health benefits, schooling and driving privileges for illegal immigrants.
Tens of thousands of Africans have immigrated to Ohio in the past decade, and some state legislators say it’s time the government set up a special commission to help the refugees settle into their new life.
Last summer, Congress passed a new federal law, requiring medicaid recipients to prove they are U.S. citizens. One goal was to stop illegal immigrants from receiving free medical care, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers. Now, advocates for children are saying there has been an unintended consequence. Purely legal citizens, most of them children, are being denied the free medical care.
Passions are running high in Central Ohio’s Mexican community these days. It’s not over immigration. It’s not over a fence being built along the U.S. border. What’s caused the excitment among Mexicans living in Columbus is soccer. The Mexican national soccer team is a strong contender in this year’s world cup, and local Mexicans are doing everything they can to watch every game.
Columbus’ Somali population is growing again. The head of the Somali Community Association, Hassan Omar, says hundreds, perhaps thousands more refugees will re-locate to Columbus from refugee camps.