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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is joining the chorus of voices opposing a Trump immigration policy separating immigrant families at the United States border. Speaking on MSNBC Monday, Kasich blasted the practice.

“Think about this. Think about the fact that in our country, children, young children are being separated from their mothers and fathers. Could you imagine the terrifying effect on these kids?” he said.

Already facing a severe labor shortage, landscaping businesses that can't keep up with booming demand for backyard patios and fire pits worry that an immigration raid that rounded up over 100 people last week will make it even tougher to persuade Congress to allow more foreign workers into America for seasonal jobs.

Tax cuts and immigration – two issues that promise to define Ohio’s U.S. Senate race -- moved to center stage this week. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze talked with the Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown about the issues.

After a raid on Tuesday that led to the arrest of 114 undocumented employees — rounded up by more than 100 immigration agents, using dogs and helicopters — at an Ohio landscaping company, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials reported some workers have been released for "humanitarian reasons."

Meanwhile, immigrant rights advocates said minors and U.S.-born workers caught up in the sting were released after nearly 12 hours in detention.

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May 1 is May Day, marked around the world with marches and protests for the rights of the working class.

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The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati is considering whether the federal government should be allowed to proceed with deporting hundreds of Detroit-area Iraqis.

Ohio Pathway to a Brighter Future

A new report on Ohio immigrants finds a lack of adequate access to educational opportunities, trustworthy and affordable legal services and accessible and affordable healthcare.

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During the past year, a group of Xavier University faculty and staff dubbed the Mission Animators has been examining immigration, migration and refugees in our region. As part of the project the university is looking for documents and photographs you have that tell your history.

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Maribel Trujillo Diaz, the Butler County mother of four who'd been battling an imminent deportation order, has been sent back to her native Mexico.

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The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for a Butler County woman to be deported to Mexico.

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A Butler County woman scheduled for deportation remains in the U.S. as of Tuesday afternoon.

Organizers of a pro-immigrant rally Saturday in Hamilton say they're even more inspired in the wake of Butler County woman's deportation.

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The Cincinnati Archdiocese is calling on the Trump administration and political and law enforcement leaders to offer leniency to a mother of four from Butler County.

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Cincinnati Council has formally passed a resolution making Cincinnati a sanctuary city.  

The designation is not a legal one, but more of a promise to stand with immigrants and refugees following President Trump's announced travel ban.  

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Sami Bdeir is worried about a new ban on travelers from seven Muslim majority countries. He's a Syrian refugee who came to Cincinnati about two years ago. 

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley made it crystal clear Monday afternoon in a City Hall room full of people from nearly every religious and ethnic background – Cincinnati is a "sanctuary city" for immigrants.

President Trump's executive order on immigration has sent shockwaves across the U.S. and the globe. A special edition of 1A with Joshua Johnson will be taking your questions & trying to provide some answers – starting at 4pm Sunday. If you have questions about the ban, or have concerns or are confused about what the ban means for you, your friends and family - 1A will have experts on hand to answer as many questions as possible.

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As part of a year-long integrated program, Xavier University will be examining immigration, migration and refugees. A group of Xavier faculty and staff, the Mission Animators, will provide extensive programming, to include various courses, film screenings, educational sessions and panels.

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With candidates making a joke of the presidential campaign this year, too bad comedian Pat Paulsen isn’t around to satirize the craziness.

Paulsen, the deadpan comic who died in 1997, made satirical runs for the White House in 1968 -- at  the height of the Vietnam War – on CBS’ “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” show.  He offered hope and change, boldly pronouncing: “We have nothing to fear but fear itself – and the Boogey Man!”

Looking back on his comical crusade nearly 50 years ago, I’m surprised that his wacky rhetoric remains so relevant. 

Shortly after taking office, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley created a task force to come up with ways to make the city more immigrant-friendly.  Now that group has released its report with more than 20 recommendations.  

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  Many individuals and families all across our region are facing hard economic times. According to the latest federal statistics, 18% of the Cincinnati Tri-state population now lives in poverty. And in in a two-square-mile area of Middletown, every single Latino child is poor by federal poverty standards. 

Immigration and the Global Talent Search

Jun 18, 2013

Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 PM: It's the American dream -- move to the United States, start your own business and build a successful life. But, is the U.S. losing the global race for the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent?