deportations

Amer Othman Adi at his place of business in Youngstown
Congressman Tim Ryan's office

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Immigration officials have decided to deport a Youngstown businessman despite a request from the chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee that his case be re-reviewed and his deportation stayed.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced this afternoon that it is going ahead with the forced removal of Amer Adi Othman. It says its policy is not to reveal when or how deportees leave.

Northeast Ohio Correctional Center
GOOGLE

A Youngstown businessman remains in prison and on a hunger strike eight days after his controversial arrest by immigration officials. WKSU’s M.L.

photo of Elizabeth Perez
NICK CASTELE / WCPN

Immigration advocates are protesting what they say is stepped-up deportation enforcement by the federal government. 

The advocacy group HOLA Ohio says several undocumented immigrants it represents in Northeast Ohio have been detained or given notice to leave the country. They previously had been considered a low deportation priority so long as they regularly checked in with authorities.

Saltos family
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

The argument over immigration and deportation is no longer abstract – at least to some of those who have been living, working and raising families in Northeast Ohio. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has the story of one family facing a changed reality this week.

Split photo of Donald Trump, left, and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, right
ANDY CHOW / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator says he’s not completely on board with his party’s presidential candidate on immigration – after Donald Trump delivered a fiery speech promising a crackdown on illegal immigration and large-scale deportations of undocumented immigrants.