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Agricultural Worker & Immigrant Rights

Clementina's Path to Citizenship

On May 21, 2024, in Toledo, Ohio, an incredible milestone was achieved by Clementina Gonzalez Ponce, an 82-year-old woman originally from Guadalajara, México. After a nearly 30-year wait to receive permanent residency, Clementina became a U.S. citizen. Read her story.

ABLE Leads the Way in Worker Advocacy for Ohio’s Farmworkers

Each year, ABLE participates in the Committee on Regional Training (CORT) Midwest Farmworker and Immigrant Worker Law Training, a conference where farmworker and immigrant worker legal services programs throughout the Midwest collaborate to present an in-person training for legal professionals.

Border Patrol and Ohio Law Enforcement Engage in Racial Profiling in Northern Ohio, New Report Finds

ABLE and the American Immigration Council (the Council) published a report on March 19 analyzing data suggesting that the collusion between U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Sandusky Bay station and Ohio law enforcement led to racial profiling. Read about our key findings.

Records Shed Light on Border Patrol’s Racial Profiling of Immigrants in Ohio

ABLE and the American Immigration Council share a joint report on racial profiling activities by Border Patrol at the U.S.-Canadian border near Port Clinton, Ohio.

AIC Special Report: Beyond a Border Solution, How to Build a Humanitarian Protection System That Won't Break

The American Immigration Council (AIC) recently published 13 concrete recommendations for solving the long-term problems in the U.S. immigration system. Read the report here.

ABLE’s Project with the Vera Institute of Justice Helps Bridge the Justice Gap for Unaccompanied Children

ABLE has partnered with the Vera Institute of Justice to launch the Unaccompanied Children Project. Funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the project is an expansion of our decades-long commitment to serving the varied legal needs of immigrants in Ohio.

New Program Provides Civil Legal Assistance to Afghan Evacuees in Western Ohio

The ABLE-led Afghan Evacuee Immigration Legal Services Project provides legal guidance and helps our new community members as continued progress is made toward stabilizing the humanitarian crisis.

Reducing Mental Health Stigma Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Non-English Speaking Communities

The Stigma Reduction Expansion Initiative is a community partnership that addresses mental health and COVID-19 fears in Ohio's agricultural worker and immigrant communities.

ABLE and LAWO Publish 2022 – 2023 Harvest Calendar for Ohio’s Farmworker Community

The Harvest Calendar is our main outreach tool for immigrants and agricultural workers, reaching nearly 2,000 people.