Yesica’s Story: Service Industry Shutdowns

Yesica’s Story: Service Industry Shutdowns

Yesica is the mother of two young children, one of whom is a US citizen and the other was born in Mexico. She worked as a server in Lorain until mid-March when she was laid off due to the COVID pandemic. With COVID, it will be nearly impossible for her to get another job. Her…

Elias: Freedom and A Fair Trial

Elias: Freedom and A Fair Trial

A 25-year-old, soft-spoken and hardworking Mexican immigrant, Elias has been incarcerated in the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center (NEOCC) in Youngstown, Ohio, since August 2019. Elias was picked up by the FBI after they racially profiled him as a drug trafficker based on the fact that his Facebook name was similar to that of the previous…

Urgent: Asylum Efforts for Burkina Faso

Urgent: Asylum Efforts for Burkina Faso

On the night of December 31, 2018, when many people in the village of Yirgou in the country of Burkina-Faso were preparing to go to church to pray for the new year, soldiers entered the village, torched it, and murdered many people.  Three young men (names protected for privacy) who are now in the Youngstown…