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AIC Sues in Business Immigration Case: Bird Technologies Group, Inc. v. USCIS
Posted on 8 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Nov. 7, 2017 - "The United States is home to an increasing number of multinational companies that sell their products and services in the global marketplace. Under our immigration laws, employment-based visas are available to certain managers... Read More

Trafficked in America
Posted on 27 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

PBS Frontline - "FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley tell the inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will on an egg farm in Ohio." Read More

Guilty Plea in Ohio Egg Farm Slavery Case
Posted on 25 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Two defendants plead guilty to forced labor scheme that exploited Guatemalan migrants at egg farms "A leader of a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to charges that he lured Guatemalan minors and adults into the United... Read More

Ohio's Public Colleges Must Offer In-State Tuition to DACA Students
Posted on 31 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: daca , tuition , Ohio

Ailing Midwestern Cities Extend a Welcoming Hand to Immigrants
Posted on 7 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Your Court Date Is...January, 2018
Posted on 11 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

$16M Forfeiture Sought in Ohio Restaurant Indictments
Posted on 16 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

15-Year Sentence in Slavery, Human Trafficking Case in Ohio Involving Minors
Posted on 30 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, June 27, 2016 - "According to documents filed in the case and admissions made in court in connection with the guilty pleas, the defendants and their associates recruited workers from Guatemala, some as young as 14 or 15 years old, by falsely... Read More

Ohio S.C. on Padilla, Pre-Trial Diversion: State v. Kona
Posted on 2 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State v. Kona, Nov. 21, 2016 - "We hold that R.C. 2943.031(A) required the trial court to advise Kona that his admission of guilt made for purposes of entering into Cuyahoga County’s pretrial diversion program may have the consequences of deportation... Read More

FOIA Lawsuit Against CBP Seeks Ohio Profiling Records
Posted on 20 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Ohio Ct. App. on Padilla, ineffective assistance: Yahya
Posted on 6 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: Ohio , padilla , yahya

Ohio Drywall Firm Pays Over $268K for FLSA, H-2B Violations
Posted on 14 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More