Immigration

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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 subcommittee that his case be re-reviewed and his deportation stayed.

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A Youngstown businessman remains in prison and on a hunger strike eight days after his controversial arrest by immigration officials. A candlelight vigil for Amer Othman Adi is planned for Thursday night, and another protest Friday.

The NAACP is suing the Department of Homeland Security over the Trump administration's decision to terminate the temporary protected status, or TPS, of tens of thousands of Haitians living in the U.S.

At least 46,000 Haitians are living in the U.S. with protection from deportation and the ability to work under the TPS program, which is meant to help immigrants from countries affected by natural disasters or wars.

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Columbus may have a growing economy and a relatively low unemployment rate, but that prosperity doesn’t necessarily translate into a high economic quality of life for the city’s immigrant residents.

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Ohio's Republican U.S. Senator, Rob Portman, says he cannot know how he will vote on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program until a full bill is presented.

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About 100 people gathered in downtown Youngstown Monday night to write two kinds of letters, letters to Amer Adi Othman to let him know he’s missed, and letters to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to plea for his release. 

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The federal government is back open for business on Tuesday, but the immigration fight that brought it to a three-day shutdown is far from over.

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A Youngstown businessman facing deportation remains in prison and on a hunger strike, three days after Congressional action was expected to at least temporarily free him. Amer Othman’s Adi case led to a weekend of protests in Youngstown.

A Youngstown businessman got a temporary reprieve last night, with a special action by a U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee voting to request that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security take another look at his deportation case.  U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan sponsored the bil, H.R. 1237, a private immigration bill that would grant Amer "Al Adi" Othman legal permanent residence. The review of Adi's case is a preliminary step before the subcommittee can review Ryan's bill.   

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The case of a Youngstown businessman took another dramatic turn on Thursday. As Amer Othman Adi sat in the Geauga County Jail, on a hunger strike and awaiting deportation, lawmakers pushed to grant him a six-month stay while his case goes under further review.

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