The Ohio Immigrant Alliance works with immigrants, allies, and pro-immigrant leaders and organizations — across Ohio and nationally — to expand our voices and our power. If you believe that Ohio is stronger when we welcome immigrants and refugees, then this organization is for you!

For example, right now, Ohioans born in Mauritania are being deported to a country that does not even consider them citizens. There, they are being arrested, tortured, and put back into the slavery that they fled. This Trump-created tragedy has been written about in the Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC News. You can help keep these Ohioans at home with their families, by working with the Ohio Immigrant Alliance to spread the word about the Black Mauritanian Deportation Defense Fund.

Because of horrible human rights conditions in Mauritania today, our lawyers are getting many of these deportations stopped! But, we need more resources to ensure that every Black Mauritanian facing deportation has a high-quality lawyer to fight their case. This is just one of the important campaigns we are working on today.

Read more about the Ohio Immigrant Alliance’s Director, Lynn Tramonte, here. Register TODAY with the Ohio Immigrant Alliance to learn about volunteer opportunities and events, and to receive updates about immigrants and refugees in Ohio.