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Ohio Elections Chief Requests Homeland Security Database

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
3:47PM
July 17, 2012

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.

Arizona-Style Immigration Law In Ohio?

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SB 1070 ignited protests in Arizona and around the country.
7:15AM
June
26, 2012

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.

Local Activists “Pleased But Guarded” About Obama Directive

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Undocumented Ohio is an advocacy group that works to help local undocumented immigrants.
12:31PM
June
15, 2012

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.

Groveport Charter Order To Pay $20,000 For Illegal Firing

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The Department of Justice says Imagine Schools violated the anti-discrimination clause of the Immigration and Nationality Act when it fired a man for not re-producing immigration documents.
11:51AM
May 8, 2012

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.

Two Indicted In BMV ID Scheme

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An indictment accuses the two of taking money from and supplying valid drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants.
7:29AM
April 18, 2012

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.

Dayton Looks To Rebuild With Immigrants

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"Welcome Dayton" calls for an international marketplace, a World Cup-style soccer tournament, and a city-issued ID card for people who can't obtain a driver's license.
7:19AM
September
26, 2011

A plan to make the city more immigrant-friendly goes before the City Commission this week.

Immigration Uproar – How Did We Get Here

12:00AM
July
7, 2010

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 Offers Job Help To Immigrants

12:00AM
June
29, 2010

Franklin County Commissioners approved $2.5 million from the government to create job-help programs for refugees and immigrants.

Proposed Crackdown on Illegal Immigration in Ohio Now on Hold

12:00AM
May
11, 2010

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.

Ohio Lawmaker Calls for Tougher Immigration Law

12:00AM
April
28, 2010

A conservative state representative from southwest Ohio says the state needs to follow Arizona’s lead and pass a similar immigration law.