Welcome to FindLaw's coverage of existing Ohio legislation and rules related to individuals' immigration status. Below you will find information on what, if any, rules Ohio has regarding immigration checks by law enforcement, educational institutions, and employers, as well as the existence of E-Verify requirements, restrictions on public benefits based on an individual's immigration status, and more.
Under a federal program called "Secure Communities," all arrestees are fingerprinted and run through a federal database which checks their criminal record and immigration status.
Refer to federal employment eligibility verification rules and the requirements for Form I-9.
No E-Verify requirement.
Must show documentation proving the following: Legal name, date of birth, Social Security number (if assigned), U.S. citizenship or legal residence, and Ohio residency.
Under federal law, illegal immigrants are prohibited from receiving most public benefits. However, they are allowed to receive emergency services, health care and other programs that have been deemed "necessary to protect life and safety."
Must present non-photo ID (either a valid photo identification, current utility bill or similar correspondence showing current residence).
Contact a qualified immigration attorney to help you get the best results possible.