Fewer immigrants seeking ID cards in Cincinnati, as worry over ICE raids mount

WCPOPublished: September 14, 2018
Published: September 14, 2018

When Cincinnati launched a program to help immigrants get photo ID cards in August 2016, more than 600 stood in line to get one. Some slept outside overnight. Two years later, a local religious coalition is still hosting monthly ID card drives, including one on Saturday. But far fewer immigrants are showing up these days. That’s because many are fearful of the highly publicized workplace raids of undocumented immigrants by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement nationwide.

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