In August 2019, the Trump administration abruptly cancelled a “medical deferred action” program that made it possible for some immigrants to receive life-saving medical treatment in the United States. Ohio Immigrant Alliance joined 150 organizations in demanding the full restoration of this critical policy. The letter can be downloaded here.
Columbus, OH – One year ago, two dozen Black Mauritanians were detained in Ohio immigration jails. They were refugees from the genocide and state-sponsored violence in Mauritania during the late 1980s/early 1990s. They had lived in the United States for decades, raising families, starting businesses, buying homes, and paying taxes. They were working legally, with […]
Refugees are fleeing slavery and torture in Mauritania today–while the U.S. government is deporting people back to these very same abuses. This outline from the Ohio Immigrant Alliance reviews recent political events in Mauritania that show its ruling government’s utter disrespect for human and civil rights. RECENT EVENTS IN MAURITANIA: A TIMELINE UPDATED: August 26, […]
Ohio Community Leaders in Cleveland Scene: Mauritanian Deportations, Human Rights Abuses Can No Longer Be Kept Secret Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Scene just published a must-read article about the deportation crisis that Ohio families of Mauritanian background are living today. Read or listen to the full story here. Reporter Sam Allard deftly weaves through the […]