The Power of Community: Ritha & Kendy’s Story
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The Power of Community: Ritha & Kendy’s Story

Ritha Marcellus and Love Kendy Pierre arrived in Cleveland, Ohio, in November 2023 from their Haitian homeland, where turmoil and gang violence have caused a humanitarian crisis. While Haiti has experienced instability for many years, it has not had a president or a functioning government since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July 2021….

A Community’s Embrace: Estefany’s Journey
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A Community’s Embrace: Estefany’s Journey

Americans Making Immigrants Safe is just one part of a growing community helping make Northeast Ohio a welcoming place for immigrants and asylum seekers. We often celebrate “big wins” together when someone’s asylum case is approved, or their work permit comes through. But our board and volunteers’ daily, consistent, caring actions are the most transformative…

Update on Ansly
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Update on Ansly

In October 2016 Ansly Damus entered the USA from Mexico and was promptly jailed simply because he wanted asylum. He wanted asylum because one and a half years earlier he had been threatened with death in his home country, Haiti, by a political gang. He left home, his wife and two children, one of whom…