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Some Miami Valley college officials say they’re working to support international students affected by the Trump administration travel ban, advising them to evaluate their study plans before the fall semester begins.

The Supreme Court recently upheld by a 5-4 vote the ban for residents from seven countries, most with Muslim majorities.  

Immigration protest draws large crowd in Dayton
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Around 1200 people rallied Saturday in downtown Dayton against the Trump administration's controversial separation and detention of immigrant families at the United States-Mexico border.

The protest, organized by a coalition of activisit groups including Dayton Indivisable For All (DIFA) and Organizing for Action (OFA), was one of more than 700 “Families Belong Together” immigration rallies held nationwide on Saturday, and the second immigration protest to be held in Dayton in June.

A crowd of around 100 people rallied to protest the Trump administration's announcement it would phase out DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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For the second time this month, activists planned to rally against the Trump administration's immigrant family separation policy in downtown Dayton.

The event is one of more than 600 “Families Belong Together” immigration rallies set to be held nationwide Saturday.

Activist group Dayton Indivisible for All first protested the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families along the U.S. border on June 14. The rally in front of Representative Mike Turner’s office drew nearly 100 people.

Demonstrators at a 2010 protest in Washington D.C. demanding immigration reform. Several efforts since have failed in Congress.
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Many of the more than 2,300 migrant children separated from their parents at the United States-Mexico border in recent weeks under the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” policy are being relocated to temporary shelters around the country.

Dayton immigrant advocates tell WYSO, at least so far, none have arrived in the Miami Valley.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services oversees a system of more than 100 shelters in 17 states designed to provide temporary housing for unaccompanied migrant children, typically children who enter the country alone.

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A top former official at Wright State University has officially been fired after previously being on paid leave for more than three years. The provost’s termination is related to an ongoing probe into alleged violations of a federal temporary work-visa program.

Officials placed former provost Sundaram Narayanan on paid leave in 2015 after a federal investigation was launched into alleged immigration-law violations. 

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About 100 people rallied against the Trump Administration’s immigration policies at a protest Thursday in front of Representative Mike Turner’s office in downtown Dayton.  

Advocacy group Dayton Indivisible For All organized the so-called “We Belong Together” rally to denounce the separation of immigrant families seeking asylum at U.S. border crossings.

Already facing a severe labor shortage, landscaping businesses that can't keep up with booming demand for backyard patios and fire pits worry that an immigration raid that rounded up over 100 people last week will make it even tougher to persuade Congress to allow more foreign workers into America for seasonal jobs.

U.S. immigration agents arrested 114 people at an Ohio landscaping company on Tuesday, in one of the largest such stings in recent years.

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U.S. immigration agents have made more than 100 arrests at an Ohio gardening company in the Trump administration's growing crackdown on employers for hiring people who are in the country illegally.

 The 114 arrests happened Tuesday morning at two locations of Corso's Flower & Garden Center, one in Sandusky and another in nearby Castalia. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it expects charges for crimes including identity theft and tax evasion.

No criminal charges have been filed against Corso's, but authorities say the employer is under investigation.

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A Dayton attorney says local immigrant families are rushing to file paperwork to bring relatives to the U.S. before Congress makes any changes to current laws.  

Trump Administration officials have repeatedly discussed ending what they call “chain migration”, or the program that allows U.S. citizens and green card holders to sponsor family members to come to the U.S. Talk of eliminating family-preference immigrant visas has heated up in recent weeks, as Congress has debated immigration reform.

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