State Representative Ismail Mohamed is a newly elected lawmaker. Mohamed is also an immigration attorney and he talked with Mike Kallmeyer about how immigrants can help Ohio companies and the challenges immigrants face when trying to find jobs in Ohio.

"Many of them do have skills and expertise in their home countries prior to fleeing," he said.

Mohamed explained that it is important for Ohio to utilize the skills immigrants have and help make them a part of the state's workforce.

"There is a lot that we can do at the state level to make sure that we are accrediting them and getting them the licenses to practice in the fields that they had prior."

Mohamed talked about the importance of working with colleges and universities as the state thinks about immigration reform and welcoming foreign students into the state.