Deportation Detroit ICE Mauritanian Campaign

UPDATED: Media Coverage on Mauritanian Deportations 

UPDATED: December 2019

Columbus Dispatch: Local Mauritanians still fighting for safety, ‘justice’

By Danae King

November 29, 2019

Middle East Eye: Crossing the river: Black Mauritanians haunted by mass expulsion to Senegal

By Amandla Thomas-Johnson

November 27, 2019

WVXU: Mauritanian Refugees on War, Genocide and Exile

By Michael Monks

November 25, 2019

Global Comment: A voice for immigrants through ‘Living Undocumented’

By Edgary Rodriguez R.

November 21, 2019

CityBeat: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Host Event Calling for Justice in Mauritania

By CityBeat Staff

November 18, 2019

People’s World: Netflix’s ‘Living Undocumented’ debunks Trump’s immigrant boogeyman myth

By Chauncey K. Robinson

October 10, 2019

The Forward: An Undocumented Israeli Family Chases The American Dream On Netflix

By Irene Connelly

October 4, 2019

The Guardian: ‘These people aren’t just statistics’: behind the year’s most personal look at immigration

By Adrian Horton

October 3, 2019

CBS News: Undocumented immigrants risk deportation to protest for rights in France

By Haley Ott

October 3, 2019

Heavy: Living Undocumented: Where Are They Now in 2019?

By Caroline Burke

October 3, 2019

Vulture: The Heartbreaking Immigration Stories Behind Living Undocumented

By Maria Elena Fernandez

October 2, 2019

The New York Times: The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Amazon and More in October

By Jennifer Vineyard

October 1, 2019

The Root: First Look: Amadou Fled Mauritania and the “Highest Rate of Slavery in the Entire World” in Netflix’s Living Undocumented

By Tonja Renée Stidhum

October 1, 2019

Los Angeles Times: African migrants stuck in southern Mexico, their American dream on hold

By Patrick J. McDonnell

September 22, 2019

Netflix: Trailer for “Living Undocumented”

September 2019 

Cleveland Scene: Lynn Tramonte

By Sam Allard

September 11, 2019

La Mega Nota: Lynn Tramonte, otra voz para los inmigrantes

By Claudia Longo

September 2019

Cleveland Scene: Dozen-Plus Black Mauritanians in Ohio Freed, But Many More Still in ICE Detention

By Sam Allard

September 4, 2019

Translated and reprinted in Senalioune by Alioune Ly 


By Alejandro Linares

August 13, 2019

La Opinion: Llevaba 20 en EEUU. Tenía que someterse a una operación complicada. Aún así, ICE lo deportó

August 12, 2019

Telemundo: Este hombre se estaba preparando para una operación en EEUU por “un gran dolor” en la cadera. No le dio tiempo, porque ICE lo deportó antes

August 11, 2019

By Francesco Rodella 

NBC: ICE deports man awaiting hip replacement surgery to Mauritania

By Omar Abdel-Baqui

August 11, 2019 

Cincinnati Enquirer: For 15th anniversary, 15 facts about the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

By Byron McCauley and Mark Curnutte 

August 2, 2019

Cincinnati Enquirer: ‘I do everything all Americans do.’ Home but for how long? ICE releases Mauritanian man after 11 months

By Mark Curnutte 

July 16, 2019

WOSU: Local Mauritanian Community Calls On Steve Chabot For Help

By Ambriehl Crutchfield

July 15, 2019

Cincinnati CityBeat: More Than 100 Greater Cincinnatians Rally Downtown Protesting Injustice in Mauritania

By Nick Swartsell

July 15, 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 Issac 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

America’s Voice: Deportations to Mauritania: What You Need to Know

By Lynn Tramonte

August 23, 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