CINCINNATI.com — Organizers are expecting 300 people to turn out for a pro-immigration rally and walk March 12 in East Price Hill, where federal immigration police searched for Central American immigrants earlier this month.
“Rally for Hope: Stop Separating Families” will begin at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 3006 W. Eighth St. A 2-mile march will loop through the neighborhood on Grand, Warsaw and Enright avenues.
Eight organizing groups will hold the two-hour event in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s raids on its newest stated deportation priority: immigrant women and children who arrived from Central American nations since Jan. 1, 2014. Agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appeared on several consecutive mornings earlier this month in the Westmont Drive apartment complex.
“Fear continues to plague our local immigrant community, many to leave their homes for work and or school,” said Allison Reynolds-Berry, executive director of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Over-the-Rhine, and one of the event co-sponsors.
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