'What's Coming Is a Tsunami': Cleveland Needs to Be More Prepared to Help Incoming Latin American Immigrants, Leaders Say

From housing to healthcare, education to transportation, Councilwoman Santana called for a coordinated network of services

By Mark Oprea

Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana this week gathered community and government leaders for what she said will be monthly meetings to build a comprehensive and coordinated plan to welcome and provide services to immigrants. It is, many said, especially timely as an incoming surge of Latin American migrants are expected to arrive in Cleveland in the coming months and leaders of local immigration groups say there are clear gaps in service and concerns about housing...

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