Adam Ferrise updated September 08, 2014 at 5:21 PM
AKRON, Ohio — A 7-week-old child hospitalized Thursday after investigators said she was abused by a daycare owner has died.
The child, identified as Emily Cortes, was taken to Akron Children's Hospital on Thursday after a neighbor performed CPR and revived the unresponsive child. The child remained on life support until 1:45 p.m. Monday, when she was taken off life support and died.
Authorities called Emily a suspected homicide victim on Monday after her death.
The woman accused of abusing the child, Laura Flores-Santillan, 49, made the second part of her initial court appearance Monday morning on abuse charges.
Flores-Santillan is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, who has lived in the United States for 11 years and at her Chalker Street home for nine, Bauer said.
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By David Martosko Updated: 21:47 EST, 8 September 2014
By Scott Schneider Updated: Sep 03, 2014 9:30 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -
"We're all going to be richer and better off if we're an immigrant friendly city." - Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley.
In July the mayor announced a new initiative that welcomes foreign born residents to Cincinnati in an effort to improve its economic base. But can an influx of immigrants actually be a boom for the Queen City?
For answers, FOX19 NOW looked at a comprehensive study examining the impact of immigration in counties all over the country and the results might just surprise you.
"You might think that immigrants take jobs from natives and the response from natives would be to leave and try to find work elsewhere ... Not only did we not find that, we found the opposite" says former Duke University Professor Dr. Jacob Vigdor, who authored the study.
The study, which examines more than 40 years of Census data, found that for every 1,000 immigrants that moved into a county, 270 native born Americans followed within a decade.
The reason: job opportunities.
"When you have immigration to a county that actually preserves manufacturing jobs. It prevents them from being sent overseas," adds Vigdor.
Cincinnati isn't the first city to try to lure immigrants in an effort to improve its bottom line. Dayton's City Council recently adopted an "immigrant friendly" policy and within months, 400 Turkish immigrants took up residence north of the city, many buying homes that had stood vacant for years.
The study also found that when one immigrant moves into a community the price of the average home rises by 11.6 cents. Multiply that by the 40 million immigrants in the U.S. and that adds $3.7 trillion to housing values nationwide.
The study uses Cuyahoga County Ohio as an example. Had Cleveland's immigrant base expanded at the same rate of other U.S. cities, the average homeowner would find his or her house worth $2,700.00 more than it's worth now.
The bottom line is this: Mayor Cranley claims Cincinnatians will become "richer" if more immigrants can be lured to the Queen City. The numbers bear that out. And that's Reality Check.
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IO opnion: The only "comprehensive study" that is quoted in the article, is authored by The Partnership for a New American Economy - which "surprisingly" lobbies for amnesty. And that is a Reality Check.
By Kathy Lynn Gray Friday August 29, 2014 6:15 AM
A Grove City woman pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday on behalf of her construction company to hiring immigrants who were in the U.S. illegally.
Jennifer A. Quintana, 38, cried as she answered questions from U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. about her plea. She herself pleaded guilty to willingly failing to file a federal tax return.
Quintana Construction hired the immigrants from 2005 through 2009, including 15 in 2007 and 14 in 2008, court documents say. The company, which Quintana owned and operated out of her home at 4093 Balsam Ave., provided labor for framing assembly and apartment and condominium construction in central Ohio.
The immigrants were not legally allowed to work in the United States. To cover that up, Quintana provided false information to the Internal Revenue Service, claiming the workers had valid taxpayer-identification numbers when they did not, the government says.
She could be sentenced to a year in prison and fined $10,000 on the tax count.
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On Monday, Hamilton police arrested and charged Merced Garcia, 37, for vehicular homicide and driving without a license.
Hamilton police said Garcia failed to provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
On Aug. 20, police were sent the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Ludlow Street around 2:30 p.m.
Police said when they arrived, they found a Jeep driven by Garcia had turned into the path of a motorcycle and failed to yield when turning.
The driver of the motorcycle, David McDaniel, 64, and his wife, Delilah Gayle McDaniel, were taken to Fort Hamilton Hospital.
Delilah McDaniel was transferred to a Dayton area hospital due to the severity of her injuries. She died Saturday night while in surgery.
"It's terrible for the McDaniel family, I met with them this morning but accidents are accidents. There was no indication of alcohol or drugs, anything like that," said Sgt. Ed Buns with Hamilton Police Traffic Section. "Miss Garcia simply did not see the motorcycle coming and turned."
Hamilton Police said Garcia is Mexican and does not speak English, which can be a challenge for many officers. Police did communicate with Garcia through an interpreter.
"We deal with them, we work with them, we're here to provide service to everyone who is here and make sure they are safe and protected," said Buns.
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IO Opinion: Sad, a woman killed in an accident by an illegal alien and there is more information about the "poor" illegal alien than the victim.
By Steve King August 26, 2014 4:00 AM
Immigration enforcement has been under attack since our current president was sworn in, despite his constitutional oath requiring him to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” The systematic breakdown of immigration law enforcement under the Obama administration has wrought severe consequences. We see hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens overwhelming the Border Patrol in Texas. Interior enforcement has dwindled to anemic levels, sending the message that if you break our laws, there are few consequences. Now, a new front in this war against the rule of law has come to Iowa. Twenty-two of 99 Iowa county sheriffs have bowed to the ACLU by refusing to honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers on criminal aliens.
ICE detainer orders are to ensure that criminal aliens already in custody — usually of local law-enforcement agencies — will be held for up to 48 hours to give ICE time to assume custody. Detainer orders are issued for those who have committed serious criminal offenses; they are a commonsense way of helping local law enforcement and ICE conserve valuable resources while they protect our communities. ICE detainer orders are based on immigration law, which directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to promulgate regulations necessary to detain individuals who are subject to removal. Federal regulation covering detainer orders clearly states that an agency “shall maintain custody of the alien” if it receives an order.
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By Encarnacion Pyle Monday August 25, 2014 7:17 AM
A woman asked Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman 10 years ago if he could build a fence around her neighborhood to keep out the growing number of African, Latino and other immigrants who were making the city their home.
“I told her, ‘Ma’am, not only am I not going to build a fence, but I’m going to put up a welcome sign and do everything I can to attract more immigrants here,’ ” he said.
Not long after that happened, Coleman announced that he was creating a New Americans Initiative to remove the obstacles that often keep immigrant newcomers — and those who have lived in the city for years — from being successful.
By going to school, buying houses or starting businesses, immigrants often lift up declining neighborhoods and boost the city’s economy, Coleman said in a recent interview. That enriches the lives of everyone, not just immigrants and refugees.
“Our city is a better city, a stronger city, when we have a diverse economy and people,” he said.
Embracing integration also gives the city an opportunity to work on improving relationships between foreign- and native-born residents, he said. Myths based on stereotypes and misunderstandings on both sides can cause tension and create problems.
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A blue trifold brochure pinned to the bulletin board in the 12th Street Laundromat is a small symbol of the strides the Canton Police Department has taken in recent months to reach out to a small but rapidly growing Latino population, says owner Henry Renfro.
Printed in Spanish, the brochure details ways that witnesses or victims can report crimes to the department, including its anonymous Tip411 text-messaging program.
Whether they were born on U.S. soil or are immigrants who lack legal status, too many Latinos are afraid to report crime to police, says Renfro, who was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and calls himself “half Latino.”
Over several months, the Canton Police Department has made inroads with the city’s Latino population, said Renfro, whose laundromat in Colonial Square is patronized by many Hispanic residents.
In recent months, Canton police officers have reached out to Latino residents of the Shorb Avenue neighborhood as a part of a larger effort to fight crime there. They also have partnered with Latino leaders to better recognize cultural differences and help translate department literature. They have spoken with leaders at local Catholic churches, where many Latinos are parishioners, to establish good will. And a recruitment drive aimed at attracting minorities to careers in the safety forces led to the hiring in April of two of the first, if not the first, Latino police cadets in the department’s history, said Police Chief Bruce Lawver.
While the ramped-up patrols and Spanish-language brochures help, Renfro believes the department’s new unwritten policy will go farthest in establishing trust in the community.
“(Police) are telling people, ‘Don’t think we’re going to ask for your green card right away just because you reported a crime,’ ” said Renfro.
Lawver confirmed that officers no longer ask about a person’s immigration status when they come forward to report a crime.
‘STATUS NOT A PRIORITY’
Though Canton has not made it a written policy, as several large and mid-size cities have, Lawver is instructing officers to inquire about immigration only if a person is the subject of a criminal investigation.
“I’ll probably get criticized for this, but when you’re talking about violent crime, immigration status is not a priority,” Lawver said. “We can’t see a population being victimized because of perceived cultural differences or immigration status.”
Some cities have adopted sanctuary policies that instruct government employees to withhold information about immigrants without legal status from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Columbus, Dayton, Lima and Lorain are among Ohio cities that have some form of a sanctuary policy. Canton has not yet taken such steps.
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by Caroline May 21 Aug 2014
ICE released the new information about the 169 immigrant convicts to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley. The senator pressed the Department of Homeland Security for answers in June following confirmed reports that, in 2013, ICE released 36,007 immigrants convicted of nearly 88,000 crimes (including murder, kidnapping, and sexual assault). All were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings.
Thursday, Grassley released the information provided to him from ICE about the 169 released immigrants convicted of homicide. Thomas Winkowski, ICE’s principal deputy assistant secretary wrote in a letter to Grassley:
Of the 169 detainees with a homicide-related conviction who were released from ICE custody in FY 2013, 131 have been issued final order of removal. Of the remaining 38 aliens who have not been issued a final order of removal, one was granted voluntary departure by an immigration judge and subsequently departed within the permitted timeframe. Further, 154 of the 169 were released pursuant to court order due to Zadvydas.
Winkowski subsequently listed the more than 130 zip codes, he wrote, were “associated with the detainees.”
“Ensuring that our enforcement policies and procedures are best suited to protect national security, and public safety is paramount,” he added. “To make certain we are doing everything we can in this regard, I am instituting new procedures requiring that an appropriate senior-level supervisor must approve before ICE releases potentially dangerous individuals.”
According to Grassley, Winkowski’s response reveals the government has not placed adequate protections to “ensure public safety and national security.”
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IO opinion: Two of the convicted illegal alien murderers were released in Ohio, zip code 43222 which is Columbus, Ohio and 44070 which is North Olmstead, Ohio
ICE is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that victim rights are carefully observed.
Although ICE makes every attempt to control illegal entry into the United States, ICE cannot ensure that the offender will not reenter the United States illegally.
In order to be notified, a victim must submit the registration form. Information on the registration form is confidential and will not be disclosed to the criminal alien.
If your contact information changes, you must advise the Victim Notification Program. You may also withdraw your request for notification by contacting the program.
By mail, phone or fax:
Homeland Security Investigations
ICE Victim Notification Program
11320 Random Hills Road, MS 5122
Fairfax, VA 20598-5122
Phone (Toll free): 1-866-872-4973
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IO opinion: Since this progam is widely unknown (per abc of Bakersfield Ca. http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/ice-and-department-of-homeland-security-notifies-law-enforcement-of-victim-protection-program-081414)
this is being posted to inform any victims or witnesses of crimes that have been committed by illegal aliens that they may sign up to be notified by ICE when the illegal alien is released from custody or removed.
Perhaps the ACLU will give this information to Ohio law enforcement for the protection of Americans.