Connie Richards and Olivia Midnight of Worthington are the teenage hosts behind “Kids Interview Bands.” They’ve interviewed more than 100 musicians on their video blog, with members from bands like the Pixies, Barenaked Ladies and Insane Clown Posse. These girls know how to hold their own.
Ohio is one of twelve states that has asked for access to a federal immigration database. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says the database will be used by his office as a voter verification tool.
Despite the controversy SB 1070 caused in Arizona, one Ohio lawmaker wants to mirror the so-called “show me your papers” clause that’s been held up by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Immigration activists in the local Hispanic community say they’re pleased that the federal government will stop pursuing some deportations, but they still want an executive order issuing blanket protections for young, undocumented immigrants.
The Department of Justice says it reached an agreement with Imagine Schools after administrators wrongfully fired an employee for not showing immigrantion documents a second time.
Prosecutors say Sekou Bayoh Kpoto took hundreds of dollars from people, then directed them to a Gahanna BMV office where Betina Young would issue them valid state ID cards and drivers licenses.
A plan to make the city more immigrant-friendly goes before the City Commission this week.
The fight over immigration reform continues. The US Justice Department this week challenged Arizona’s new tough immigration law. Recent Polls show while Ohioans support immigration reform, many also would support an Arizona – style crackdown here. WOSU Commentator Andrew Grant Thomas wonders how we got here.
Franklin County Commissioners approved $2.5 million from the government to create job-help programs for refugees and immigrants.
Recently, backers of an Ohio crackdown on illegal immigration vowed to go to the ballot this November with a plan that would let local police enforce national immigration rules.
A conservative state representative from southwest Ohio says the state needs to follow Arizona’s lead and pass a similar immigration law.