While the Trump administration continues the federal government's already-massive deportation program, 11 cities and counties will be joining the list of jurisdictions providing legal defense for undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation.

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 1.1 million dollars on redeveloping a building on Champion Avenue and another on Granville Street, which were part of the Poindexter Village public-housing site.


The undocumented Columbus resident who took refuge in a church to avoid deportation is now officially a fugitive. 


It’s unclear what will happen this week in the case of Edith Espinal, the undocumented immigrant taking sanctuary at the Columbus Mennonite Church.


An undocumented Columbus resident has again taken sanctuary in a Clintonville church in an effort to avoid deportation.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has delivered his strongest message yet that he's unhappy with the Republican Party. 


Federal immigration officials say a Columbus resident and undocumented immigrant who took sanctuary inside a local church to avoid deportation will be returning to her native Mexico.

Columbus advocates, city officials and DACA recipients Thursday reiterated their call for Congress to agree on a legislative solution for the roughly 800,000 immigrants nationwide known as Dreamers.

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he supports bipartisan action to create a more permanent solution in the wake of President Trump's decision to dismantle the program that protects more than 800 thousand young people from deportation.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has blasted President Trump's decision to begin dismantling the program protecting young immigrants brought into the country illegally.


U.S. immigration authorities have decided not to detain a Columbus undocumented immigrant who took sanctuary in a local church this week.


A Columbus resident, undocumented immigrant and mother of three has taken sanctuary at Columbus Mennonite Church to avoid deportation.

Some international students are spending summer at their American colleges because they are worried about potential travel troubles, even if they aren't from majority Muslim countries in the government's travel ban rules.

Way back at the start of his presidency, Donald Trump created a stir with his first calls to leaders of U.S. allies.

A Hamilton County judge is indicating that Ray Tensing could have faced another charge.

President Trump told attendees of a campaign-style rally in Youngstown last night he is working with two Republican U.S. Senators to create a new immigration system.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against Columbus Police and the city, alleging officers used excessive force on demonstrators protesting President Trump’s travel ban on January 30th outside of the Statehouse.

Columbus City Council last night formally codified Mayor Andy Ginther's executive orders issued earlier this year regarding immigration.

The City of Columbus is taking additional steps to build on its status as a welcoming community to immigrants and refugees.

Members of Ohio's growing African immigrant community hope a decade-long wait for their own state advocacy board is almost over.

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A Republican state lawmaker says she wouldn't have promoted her proposed Ohio ban of "sanctuary cities" on a radio show if she'd known that its host advocates white culture and power.

The Mexican-born Butler County woman with four U.S.-born children living was deported yesterday.

Dozens of central Ohio residents from around the world were sworn in yesterday in Columbus as U.S. citizens.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has declined to block the deportation of a Mexican-born woman in Butler County who is the mother of four U.S.-born children.

A federal appeals court in Hawaii has issued a temporary stay of President Trump's revised travel ban, which affects the majority-muslim nations of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

A study by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland shows President Trump's revised travel ban could worsen Ohio's shortage of medical professionals.

The nation's growing immigrant population is creating businesses, generating income and taxes and helping the economy, according to a report released this week.

A refugee resettlement group operating in Columbus says it is closing because of President Trump's executive order affecting refugees and immigrants.

A Cleveland Clinic resident forced to return to Saudi Arabia from New York when the Trump administration's travel ban took effect has returned to Ohio. 

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The fight over how the state should deal with immigration issues has Statehouse Republicans and Democrats backing different bills.