Ohio Communities Suffer “Complete Devastation” After 2018 ICE Raids
By Sam Allard
Researchers with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) visited both sites in December 2019, as part of a larger study documenting the effects of ICE worksite raids. The CLASP team interviewed legal service providers, community organizers, social workers and government officials as well as nearly 30 immigrants directly affected by the Ohio raids. They conducted similar site visits in Mississippi and Texas. The report’s findings were, “in a word, devastating.”
“The impact of raids on families, communities, and children — many of whom are U.S. citizens — was the complete devastation of family economic security and mental and physical wellbeing,” the summary reads.
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