Mauritanian Campaign

Media Coverage on Mauritanian Deportations 

Media Coverage on Mauritanian Deportations 

UPDATED: July 5, 2019

Wanglaw News: Round-Up of Mauritanian Articles

By CK Wang

July 2019

British Council, “Trust Me I Am An Immigrant” Anthology: Storytelling in the Face of Xenophobia

By Maria Garcia

June 2019

Cleveland Scene: Ohio Activist’s Father Among Mauritanians Arrested After Presidential Election

By Sam Allard

June 28, 2019


Cincinnati Herald: Panel discusses U.S deportations and modern-day slavery in Mauritania

By Lynn Tramonte 

June 13, 2019

Cleveland Scene: ICE is Shipping Ohio’s Mauritanians Back to Slavery’s Last Stronghold in Northwest Africa – The Humanitarian Crisis in Our Backyard

By Sam Allard

June 5, 2019

Columbus Free Press: On May 11, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Host Community-Driven Program on Mauritania

By Lynn Tramonte

May 9, 2019

The Stranger: Can Dow Constantine Actually Stop ICE from Deporting Thousands of People through Boeing Field?

By Lester Black

April 25, 2019

IMM Print (Freedom for Immigrants blog): Mohamed Diaby is Home in Ohio

Cross-posted at End Slavery Now

By Lynn Tramonte

April 28, 2019

Cincinnati Enquirer: West African Fulani celebrate culture, resilience: ‘We remember our old country’

By Mark Curnutte

April 25, 2019

Cincinnati Enquirer: Mauritanian immigrant now free, but ‘lost everything’ in ICE detention

By Mark Curnutte

April 10, 2019

US Blastings News: Immigrants in the Cleveland Federal Court system face long waits and high bonds

By Ashley Herzog

February 27, 2019

The Guardian: One in 200 people is a slave. Why?

By Kate Hodal

February 25, 2019

Yellow Springs News: The border is here — Mauritanians fight deportation

By Carol Simmons

February 15, 2019

Columbus Dispatch: Mauritanians being deported despite US government acknowledging crime, terror, slavery in homeland

By Danae King

February 4, 2019

Sojourners Magazine: The New Transatlantic Slave Trade

By Rev. Jeania Ree V. Moore

January 2019

Cincinnati Enquirer: Government shutdown traps Cincinnati area men in growing immigration court delays

By Mark Curnutte

January 18, 2019

The Atlantic: The Shutdown Makes Trump’s Priorities Painfully Clear

By Franklin Foer

January 8, 2019

NBC News: Shutdown nearly shuts U.S. immigration courts, but deportations continue

By Lisa Riordan Seville

January 5, 2019

Cincinnati Enquirer: ‘A win for the good guys.’ Mauritanian from Lockland spared immediate deportation

By Mark Curnutte

January 4, 2019

WKRC Local 12: Lockland father facing deportation granted a stay

January 4, 2019

Fox 19: Ohio man facing deportation spared at the last minute

By Maytal Levi

January 4, 2019

WKRC Local 12: Lockland father still at risk of being deported

December 28, 2018

Cincinnati Enquirer: Prospects ‘slim’ for Lockland father of 5 being deported to Mauritania

By Mark Curnutte

December 28, 2018

Columbus Free Press: Thomson Reuters Confirms U.S. is Deporting Black Mauritanians to Arrest, Interrogation, Torture, and Extortion

By Lynn Tramonte

December 27, 2018

Arise! WPFW: Interview with Lynn Tramonte

By Bill Fletcher, Jr

December 21, 2018

Newsweek: Ivanka Trump Continues ‘Fight to End Trafficking’ Despite Her Father’s Administration Deporting Human Trafficking Victims

By Jessica Kwong

December 18, 2018

Face 2 Face Africa: Mauritanian deportees affected by Trump’s policies face jail on arrival

By Nduta Waweru

December 18, 2018

FreshWater Cleveland: Civics Essential: the path to citizenship and legal status for immigrants

By Jim Debrosse

December 18, 2018

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Mauritanians who sought refuge in U.S. face deportation, then jail

By Nellie Peyton

December 17, 2018

Columbus Free Press: ICE Report on FY18 Deportation “Statistics”: We Are Deeply Disgusted and Utterly Ashamed

By Lynn Tramonte (reposted)

December 14, 2018

Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center Newsletter: Sending Ohioans to slavery

By Samantha Searls

Fall 2018

APACHE (BE): Amnesty denounces secret Belgian return agreement with Mauritania

By Stef Arends

November 28, 2018

English translation here

Columbus Underground: Long-term Ohio Resident Faces Deportation to Country that Once Enslaved Him

By Lauren Sega

November 16, 2018

Associated Press: Young man’s harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shift

(In Spanish here)

November 12, 2018

NBC News: The Trump admin sent him ‘home’ to a land where slavery lives on

By Lisa Riordan Seville, Adiel Kaplan, and Dan De Luce

November 11, 2018

Thomson Reuters: Mauritanian activists hail US decision to end trade deal over slavery

By Nellie Peyton

November 6, 2018

Heartland Woman (podcast): “It’s a Moral Choice” – Lynn Tramonte discusses Black Mauritanian deportations, among other issues

By Martha Kovach, PhD

October 30, 2018

The Westside Gazette: Senators Urge Trump Administration to Halt Deportation of Mauritanians

By Carma Henry

October 23, 2018

Arise! WPFW: Interview with Lynn Tramonte

By Bill Fletcher, Jr

October 19, 2018

Cincinnati Enquirer: Deported to slavery? Forest Park man back in Mauritania, where is a non-citizen

By Mark Curnutte

October 17, 2018

USA Today: Trump increases deportations to Mauritania, where slavery still dominates culture  

By Alan Gomez

October 16, 2018

USA Today: World watches as pressure mounts on Saudis, Trump (news roundup)

By Editors

October 16, 2018

Newsweek: Trump Administration is Deporting People to Country Where Almost 20 Percent of Population is Enslaved

By Jakub Lewandowski

October 16, 2018

The Root: Kanye, Come Get  Your Boy: Trump Increasing Deportations of Black People to Country Known for Black Slavery

By Isaac J. Bailey

October 16. 2018

Ebony: Trump admin called on to halt deportation of black Mauritanians

By Sarafina Wright

October 16, 2018

Blavity: “Trump Is Deporting Four Black Migrants To A Country Where 20 Percent Of The Population Is Enslaved”

By Tonja Renee Stidhum

October 16, 2018

Black Press USA: Senators Urge Trump Administration to Halt Deportations of Mauritanians

By Staff Writers

October 16. 2018

IRA-USA: OHIO: trump-led ICE deports Mauritanians


October 16, 2018

Kings County Politics: Bklyn’s Fed Delegation Lobby On Behalf Of Immigrants Facing Slavery

By Michael Rock

October 16, 2018

Z6 Mag: Trump Administration Might Deport Another Batch to Mauritania

By Tiffany

October 16, 2018

Cincinnati CityBeat: Attorneys Say Cincinnati Residents From Mauritania Face Slavery If Deported

By Nick Swartsell

October 12, 2018

Los Angeles Sentinel: Harris, Thompson, Nadler, Lofgren, Beatty Lead Lawmakers in Letter to Urge Administration to Halt Deportation of Black Mauritanians

By Sentinel News Service

October 12, 2018

Columbus Dispatch (op-ed): City should rally around Mauritanians living here

By Patrick Terrien, Columbus Council on World Affairs

October 12, 2018

Cincinnati Enquirer (op-ed):  No Person Deserves Enslavement

By Damon Lynch Jr. and Dion Brown, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

October 12, 2018

WVXU: Mauritania, Medical Marijuana, Metro And More: A Look At This Week’s Top Stories

By Dan Hurley

October 12, 2018

Cincinnati Enquirer: Two more men face deportation to Mauritania from Cincinnati; fear ‘they will kill us all’

By Mark Curnutte

October 11, 2018

WKRC Cincinnati Local 12: Family says Mauritanian man could be forced into slavery if deported

By William Smith-Randolph

October 9, 2018

Cincinnati Enquirer: Does slavery await father of 5 from Lockland fighting deportation back to Mauritania?

By Mark Curnutte

October 8, 2018

Cincinnati Enquirer (Video): “They Took Him”

By Cara Owsley

October 8, 2018

WCPO: Cincinnati father of five in ICE custody, could be deported to Mauritania

By WCPO Staff

October 4, 2018

FOX28: Mauritanian man refuses to get on plane after deportation order

By Alexis Moberger

October 4, 2018

ABC6: Mauritanian man refuses to get on plane after deportation order

By Alexis Moberger

October 4, 2018

Truthdig: ICE Deports African Man Who Escaped Ethnic Cleansing

By Laura Morel (reprint)

September 26, 2018

Documented: News Roundup

By Irene Spezzamonte

September 26, 2018

Columbus Dispatch: 5 Mauritanians in Ohio Win Temporary Halt to Deportation

By Danae King

September 25, 2018

Reveal News: A Mauritanian man escaped his country’s ethnic cleansing.  ICE deported him anyway.

By Laura Morel

September 24, 2018

Minnesota Public Radio: As deportation wheels grind, Augsburg prof worries, waits

By Riham Feshir

September 10, 2018

Africa Times: Midwest to West Africa: Migrant deportation patterns in the U.S. heartland

By Laureen Fagan

September 7, 2018

Columbus Dispatch: Slavery may await deported Mauritanians

By Other Viewpoints (WaPo Editorial Board)

August 28, 2018

Washington Post: ICE is sending Mauritanians back to modern-day slavery

By Editorial Board

August 27, 2018

Local DVM: Man deported to Mauritania after 17 years in U.S.

By Rebecca Burnett

August 24, 2018

Washington City Paper: Activists Rush to Dulles to Stop Deportation

By Alexa Mills

August 24, 2018

WOSU: The Radicalization of ICE

All Sides with Ann Fisher

August 21, 2018

Amnistía Internacional: Amnistía Internacional Estados Unidos hace un llamamiento al gobierno de trump para que detenga la posible expulsión de refugiados mauritanos

Por Amnistía Internacional

August 21, 2018

Newsweek: Trump Warned Mauritanians Could Face ‘Slavery, Torture And Death’ If Deported By Chantal Da Silva

August 20, 2018

Columbus Dispatch: Editorial: US shouldn’t become new persecutor of refugees

August 20, 2018

Amnesty International: Mauritania: Arrests of opposition leader, anti-slavery activist and two journalists point to worrying pre-election crackdown

August 15, 2018

The Columbus Dispatch: Area’s undocumented immigrants from Mauritania fearful of deportation

By Danae King

August 13, 2018

ABC6: Mauritanians in Central Ohio fear deportation

By Seema Iyer

August 14, 2018

See also transcript  

Journal Du Cameroun: Mauritania: Anti-slavery leader jailed

August 14, 2018

Esquire: ICE Is the Sharp Edge of the Trump Administration’s Policy Making America White

By Charles Pierce

August 9, 2018

NPR Fresh Air: “How ICE Went Rogue”

By Terri Gross

August 9, 2018

The Guardian: Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play

By Kate Hodal

August 9, 2018

Repubblica: Mauritania, arrestato il leader anti-schiavitù Biram Dah Abeid

By Andrea Scutella

August 9, 2018

UNPO: UPDATED: Anti-Slavery Activist Biram Dah Abeid Transferred to Nouakchott Central Prison

August 7, 2018

The Atlantic: How Trump Radicalized ICE

By Franklin Foer

August 6, 2018

The Atlantic (Video): Fear and Anxiety at Refugee Road

August 6, 2018

Columbus Free Press: The fight against African slavery comes to Columbus

By Doug Rutledge

August 6, 2018

Washington Monthly: ICE Uses Cruelty and Fear to Encourage Self-Deportation

By Nancy LeTorneau

August 6, 2018

Colorlines: See ICE’s Terrifying Impact on Columbus’ ‘Refugee Road’

By Sameer Rao

August 6, 2018

The Economist: Mauritania ignores slavery, but jails those who protest against it

July 21, 2018