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Theo 336 Immigration Social Justice: Home

By Manny Gallegos, Derrick Meyer, Sean Peterson, and Jackson Tan



5 Ways the Church Can Address the Immigration Crisis -

 Cincinnati is a city with immigrant roots dating back to the 1800’s when German immigrants arrived. Immigrants built Cincinnati and that’s why recently Cincinnati as a city has taken steps to become a place where immigrants can thrive. In 2015, Mayor John Cranley began a task force aimed at promoting immigration and immigrant success. In 2017, Cincinnati became a sanctuary city, this was a big step as they no longer actively enforce federal immigration laws. In 2019 the city of Cincinnati set up a rapid response network, organized to protect Cincinnati’s immigrant and refugee community. Cincinnati’s commitment to immigrants culminated in a top 20 ranking in the United States for immigrant friendly cities. Their organization Cincinnati Compass provides resources and outlets for assistance. They currently offer food pickups throughout the city as well as employment outlets and housing options for those affected by COVID. The city is not only providing services but also data on demographics in Cincinnati. These demographics show that immigrant success is linked to thriving cities and better economies. These statistics also rejects the stereotype that immigrants do not pay taxes as they have compiled data that shows the immigrant contribution to tax dollars. Demographics from the state of Ohio also show thriving immigrant communities as there were over 200,000 immigrants in the state. Cincinnati has taken an open and supportive approach to the Social Justice issue of Immigration.



Historical Background