Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Scores of protesters constructed a two-story-tall tripod structure in downtown Columbus on Monday morning to protest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, blocking a major street in front of LeVeque Tower where the agency maintains a local office.

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Protests against current immigration policies continue around the Ohio Statehouse. While Ohio doesn’t set immigration policy, activists say it still has a lot to lose because of it.

photo of Columbus ICE protest
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A gathering in Columbus was among the scores of protests leading up to President Trump’s abrupt reversal of his family separation policy today. The marchers crowded onto the sidewalk in front of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

Activists carried handmade signs and chanted in front of the LeVeque Tower, where immigrants are required to check in with immigration authorities.

ICE Holding 90 People in Detention Following Ohio Raid

Jun 12, 2018

It’s been almost a week since Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials raided a gardening center with locations in Sandusky and Castalia, arresting more than 100 workers. ICE had been investigating the business following complaints, including suspected tax evasion and identity theft. One group is advocating for the detainees and their families.

Pro-immigration rally
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU public radio

Just hours before President Trump’s State of the Union called for big cuts in legal immigration and continuing crackdowns on undocumented immigrants, about a hundred people gathered across from Cleveland’s West Side Market to rally for immigrants and refugees. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports that the evening included a phone call from a Youngstown businessman less than a day after his deportation to Jordan.

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