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Supporters of the undocumented immigrant staying in sanctuary at the Columbus Mennonite Church have delivered a request for a "Stay of Removal" to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and Vice President Mike Pence visited federal immigration detention facilities  in Texas over the weekend. 

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Ohio's two U.S. Senators say they will travel this weekend to the Mexico border to visit detention facilities. 

Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET Saturday

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to begin arresting and deporting thousands of migrant families in 10 cities across the country, according to sources familiar with the planned raids.

The roundups are targeted at recently arrived migrant families whose cases were fast-tracked by the Justice Department after being sent final deportation orders from a judge and failing to show up for court.

President Trump traveled to a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, today, continuing on his campaign to drum up support for a $5.7 billion border wall. The visit came after weeks of Congressional debate about border security that has resulted in a partial government shutdown.

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Faith leaders and activists have been holding events this week to mark the one-year anniversary of Edith Espinal’s sanctuary at a church in Columbus to avoid deportation. 

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he's opposed to the Trump administration's policy separating immigrant children from their parents at the Mexico border. 

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.

The Youngstown businessman who lived in the U.S. for 38 years is being deported to his native Jordan. Amer Adi Othman boarded a flight Monday night. 

An Ohio businessman who faces deportation to his native Jordan may be able to stay in the United States for about six months while his case is reviewed. 

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Attorneys for a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was deported last year while claiming she was threatened by a drug cartel say they are "thrilled" with a court's order that U.S. immigration authorities reconsider the case.

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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.

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

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

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

The federal government says a Columbus-based investigations task force has seized more than $1.5 million so far this year from criminal activities.