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New Columbus Schools superintendent Talisa Dixon talks to students at Trevitt Elementary in King-Lincoln.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss proposed changes to how the state reforms schools with poor academic performance. Andy Chow, a reporter for the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau, joins the show.

Before we start imagining the possibility of busloads of undocumented immigrants being bused from the nation's southern border and dumped on to Fountain Square because Cincinnati is a "sanctuary city," let's consider one thing.

Updated Saturday 8:47 p.m. ET

President Trump confirmed reports that he is strongly considering sending detained immigrants in the country illegally to "sanctuary cities" to try to punish Democrats who have opposed his stringent immigration proposals. The comments came hours after White House and Homeland Security officials said the idea had been scrapped.

"We'll bring them to sanctuary city areas and let that particular area take care of it, whether it's a state or whatever it might be," Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday.

Officials in New York, California and elsewhere say they'll fight Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to cut off billions in federal grant money to cities that don't share the Trump administration's strict approach to enforcing immigration laws.

"The Trump Administration is pushing an unrealistic and mean spirited executive order," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Monday night. "If they want a fight, we'll see them in court."

Ohio Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain)
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threw down an ultimatum to so-called sanctuary cities and states, either work with the federal immigration enforcement or lose grant funding. But House Democrats aren’t budging.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Feb 13, 2017
Ohio Statehouse in Columbus
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A proposal that would ban Ohio cities from adopting "sanctuary city" protections for immigrants illegally residing in the country will soon be heading to the Ohio legislature. Gov. John Kasich spoke out against sanctuary cities on Wednesday, siding with President Donald Trump's stance opposing enacting special protections for immigrants. Join us as we discuss this and the latest in Ohio and national political news with a panel of reporters.

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The majority of people in this country illegally reside in just 20 metropolitan areas, with the largest concentrations found in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to a new study published by the Pew Research Center.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks to editors and publishers at the Ohio Newspaper Association meeting.
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Republican and Democratic state lawmakers are working up dueling bills on sanctuary cities – communities that say they’ll shield undocumented immigrants from prosecution based on their illegal status.

When asked about that at a speech before newspaper executives and editors, Gov. John Kasich was firm on where he stands.

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The fight over how the state should deal with immigration issues has Republicans and Democrats at the Statehouse backing competing bills. And both sides are already using strong language.

Sanctuary Cities and Immigration Reform

Jan 31, 2017
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On Friday President Donald Trump signed executive actions barring refugees from 7 Islamic-majority countries from entering the United States and has vowed to cut funding to sanctuary cities on the grounds of protecting the country from terrorist attacks. Thousands of protests have taken place since in response to the ban. Join us as we discuss what the ban means for Columbus with a panel of guests.

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