Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. – Ohio Immigrant and Refugee Rights Center (OIRRC)


New report finds immigrants play vital role in Ohio economy

State and national philanthropy groups release data on Ohio’s immigrants; call for further resources Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), in partnership with a group of philanthropy organizations, has released a new report, Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio’s New Americans, revealing that immigrants play a crucial role in Ohio’s economy and that […]

Preparing Your Family for Immigration Enforcement

Whether you are a U.S. citizen, come from a mixed status family, or have immigrant friends, neighbors or coworkers, now is the time for us to protect one another. There are small things you can do to help keep families together—Know Your Rights! And make sure everyone in our community know their rights too. >> Preparing […]

Sanctuary Congregatrions and Harboring FAQ

Traditionally, “sanctuary” is a term that has been used to describe the protection of individuals in a place of worship. With respect to immigrants, different faith groups may use this term in different ways, but sanctuary is generally considered to involve providing comfort and assistance to immigrants and their family members at risk of apprehension […]

DACA: Current Status and Options

As of this writing, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is still available and the government is still accepting and approving DACA initial and renewal applications. On February 20, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a memorandum and Frequently Asked Questions implementing the president’s recent immigration executive orders. These materials state […]