Four Recipients Share Messages of Hope at AMIS Fundraiser
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Four Recipients Share Messages of Hope at AMIS Fundraiser

Rahim, a young man in his mid-20’s who escaped violence in Burkina Faso, was our first immigrant speaker during the September 2023 Cultural Connections fundraiser event. His message was delivered through a proxy as he felt compelled to accept a last-minute overtime opportunity at work. Long-time AMIS supporter Judy Charlick read his letter. Rahim and…

Free & Legal at Last! Walter Malara Martinez’ Story
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Free & Legal at Last! Walter Malara Martinez’ Story

AMIS supports many individuals through the difficult and long process of seeking asylum in the US. Most of those immigrating here don’t realize how broken the system is nor the process and length of time it takes to obtain legal status.

Jonas is Free!

Jonas is Free!

Each time you support AMIS Ohio with donations, support, emails and social media sharing our “freedom family” grows. Most recently, your efforts helped bring freedom for Jonas, a 30-year-old asylum seeker from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  He fled the Congo in 2017 after being severely beaten and detained by corrupt government officials when he…

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AMIS donations support release of asylum seekers from Youngstown prison

Issoufou, Emmanuel, and Idrissa who are from Burkina Faso, were released from the Youngstown prison on Monday, January 13, and arrived at their new home at Forest Hill Church Presbyterian in Cleveland Heights late in the afternoon. AMIS, Inc., the Diocese of Cleveland Immigration Assistance Fund, and Cleveland Jobs with Justice raised the $45,000 needed…