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Hundreds fill St. Michael’s Church to celebrate the World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2018)        Hundreds of people filled St. Michael’s Church on Scranton Road on Sunday, January 14th, as the Cleveland Catholic Diocese joined with Catholic dioceses throughout the world in the celebration of the 2018 World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees. Bishop Nelson Perez celebrated the mass, where those in … Continue reading

Reader urges compassion and support for refugee families

To the editor: (Plain Press, February 2018)        Your October 2017 edition printed an article, titled International Village Festival features storytelling, food and entertainment, about Esther Ngembe speaking at the International Village Festival. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Ngembe, last year, and hearing her families’ story. It is the part of a refugees’ life … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice Winter Cultural Festival

The Salvation Army for the victims of Hurricane Maria

Rally for Dreamers, Dream Act

International Village Festival features storytelling, food and entertainment

(Plain Press, October 2017) The International Village Festival held at the Michael Zone Recreation Center on September 17th featured storytelling, sharing of cultural foods and entertainment. Esther Ngemba, now a high school student at St. Joseph Academy, was one of the storytellers sharing her story with those in attendance. Ngemba recalled the violence in the … Continue reading

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

“Let me in immigration man”

  To the editor: (Plain Press, April 2017)                My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland (Galicia) in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany (formerly Prussia). He had just completed his service in the Austrian Army.  Poland at that time was … Continue reading

Demonstration denouncing President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Immigrant Justice and Solidarity March