Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Some immigrant families in Central Ohio are celebrating the President’s executive order, but hoping Congress will do more in the New Year.
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.
Two weeks ago, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles canceled about 42,000 vehicle registrations because the owners hadn’t proven their identities with a driver’s license, state ID card, or social security number. That move has hit undocumented immigrants especially hard. Some of them have actually left the state.