There’s only one immigration court in Ohio. It’s part of the 23-story federal courthouse that opened in downtown Cleveland in 2002.The hopes and fears of immigrants — both with and without legal documentation to be in the United States — are decided in this skyscraper by three judges. And when immigration attorney Tania Nemer files a new case there, Nemer told an Akron gathering Saturday, the first court hearing is often scheduled for 2020 or 2021. A slight gasp of surprise rose from the audience at the immigration forum, which was organized by Akron City Council members Rich Swirsky and Marilyn Keith at Akron First Assembly church. Yes, Nemer assured the crowd of about 100, there’s often a four- or five-year wait to even start a case because of...
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Speakers answer questions about immigration law, refugees at Akron forum