ICE raid

Immigrant communities are bracing for nationwide raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to begin on Sunday, planning protests and working with legal aid groups to provide advice to those affected.

The raids are expected to target recently arrived migrant families who have already received final orders of removal from an immigration judge.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, August 31:

  • ICE raid detainees indicted;
  • Ohio State trustee resigns amid Urban Meyer decision;
  • Officials confirm fentanyl exposure sicked dozens at Ohio prison;
  • Shapiro announces apartments for homeless female veterans;
  • State to begin mailing absentee ballots;
  • New body armor arrives for state agents after grievance;
  • Barberton teen pleads guilty in mansion arson;

13 ICE raid detainees indicted

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The University of Akron’s law school put on a training for attorneys Wednesday who may be interested in pro bono work navigating the complex web of deportation hearings.

Organizers of the training said attorneys want to learn more about immigration law given the large-scale raids that have happened in Northeast Ohio this year.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

A Catholic church in Lorain hosted Bishop Nelson Perez yesterday for a special Mass to pray for immigrant families and for immigration reform.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Demonstrators gathered in Cleveland over the weekend to call for the reunification of families separated by the Trump Administration’s immigration policy.

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, June 19:

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Family of Tamir Rice

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, June 15:

Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from Ohio
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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he’s been pushing the Trump administration to issue more temporary work visas to fill jobs in Ohio. He also says he opposes immigration agents separating parents from their young children.