Immigration

Politics
6:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Local Immigration Attorney Advises 'What Comes Next' After Executive Action

President Obama to launch executive action on Immigration
Credit BLOOMBERG

Tonight President Obama will announce executive actions he will take on immigration. He is expected to offer deportation protection and work visas for millions of people in the country illegally, but it is unclear just how many people would be covered by the action.

Whatever that number is, tomorrow many of them will be asking “Ok, so what do I do now?”

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Around the Miami Valley
6:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Dayton World Soccer Games Return

City of Dayton: Dayton World Soccer Games promotes a stronger Dayton by bringing together people from the region’s many immigrant communities in the spirit of competition and cooperation.
Credit City of Dayton / The Olhmann Group

Soccer fever swept around the globe in June during the World Cup playoffs. At the time, many local businesses saw a positive economic impact as fans gathered in restaurants and bars to watch the tournament.

On Friday and Saturday, world soccer is back—at least in the Miami Valley—as players from Dayton’s immigrant communities take to the field.

City of Dayton Youth Services Director Joe Parlette says the games were born out of the Welcome Dayton initiative.

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Immigration
6:44 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Feds May Not Need Dayton To Host Immigrant Children

A controversy could be fizzling out over whether Dayton will host immigrant children from Central America in temporary shelters. The federal government told Mayor Nan Whaley it might not need the help, after all.

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Immigration
2:44 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Rep. Mike Turner Face Off Over Immigration

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has raised hackles by saying Dayton would welcome immigrant children from Central America.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

A feud is unfolding over whether Dayton should take in immigrant children from Central America who have been crossing the border by the tens of thousands in recent months.

Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is facing off against Congressman Mike Turner and a group of local politicians, who penned a letter Sunday to President Barack Obama voicing their disagreement with Whaley’s stance.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Dayton Honors Refugee Populations

Credit UNHCR

The United Nations established World Refugee Day to honor people forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. 

In 2013, there were an estimated 10.4 million refugees around the world.  In 2014, with situations in Syria, Somalia, Iraq and other places, those numbers are likely to grow drastically.

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