Ohio Ct. App. on Padilla, ineffective assistance: Yahya

"Defendant-appellant, Saiqa Yahya ("appellant"), appeals from a judgment of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas denying her motion to withdraw a guilty plea and vacate her conviction. For the reasons that follow, we reverse and remand this matter with instructions." - State...

Ohio's Public Colleges Must Offer In-State Tuition to DACA Students

"Ohio’s public colleges must charge in-state tuition to young residents who are undocumented immigrants with temporary legal status, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey has ruled." - Karen Farkas, Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 31, 2013 .

Ohio Drywall Firm Pays Over $268K for FLSA, H-2B Violations

"The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigated Gem Interiors Inc. and found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the H-2B temporary nonimmigrant visa program. The company agreed to pay $126,944 to 95 drywall installers for FLSA minimum wage and overtime violations...

Your Court Date Is...January, 2018

"Juventino Trujillo came to the immigration court here in August for his initial hearing, almost a year after authorities had detained the Mexican immigrant. His next court date? Jan 22, 2018. Despite several initiatives by President Barack Obama’s administration, the backlog of open cases...

Ailing Midwestern Cities Extend a Welcoming Hand to Immigrants

DAYTON, Ohio — "Fighting back from the ravages of industrial decline, this city adopted a novel plan two years ago to revive its economy and its spirits: become a magnet for immigrants. The Dayton City Commission voted to make the city “immigrant friendly,” with programs to...

$16M Forfeiture Sought in Ohio Restaurant Indictments

"A grand jury returned a 23-count indictment charging six people for their roles in a conspiracy to hire undocumented workers at a chain of restaurants in Stark and Summit counties and pay them less than minimum wage and sometimes only in tips, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for...

FOIA Lawsuit Against CBP Seeks Ohio Profiling Records

"This week students from Ohio State University’s Civil Law Clinic and the Ohio legal services group Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) jointly sued the Border Patrol in a continued attempt to gather documents about the agency’s immigration policing practices in northern...