Do we have some sort of Underground Railroad for Hispanics in the Midwest USA and especially in Ohio?
The Civil War Era’s Underground Railroad was quite active in Ohio, with many stations and conductors. At least three of them are in Columbus, Ohio. A museum dedicated to this phenomenon and its history is in Cincinnati. However, do we have a new version of Underground Railroad today?
Some citizens speak of an Underground Railroad for Hispanics in Columbus. Whether it exists or not is a question for conjecture, and no one seems to have many of the facts in the case.
We do know that people of all ages are sold for a variety of unpaid work, even indenture, through the Toledo port on Lake Erie. We know that some are shipped to other states and other nations. Are Hispanic migrants being captured by this system?
How can we address undocumented persons in Ohio for their own safety and the satisfaction of USA immigration requirements?