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CLE Film Screening: Netflix’s “Living Undocumented” Features Ohio Mauritanian Family

Cleveland, OH – An Ohio family with Mauritanian roots is featured in a new documentary series on Netflix called “Living Undocumented.” Ohio Immigrant Alliance and ACLU of Ohio are hosting a screening of the 40-minute episode on October 7 at 6pm at the ACLU offices (4506 Chester Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44103).   Immediately following the […]

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OHIA Co-Sponsoring CWRU Law School Talk on BANNED: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump

Ohio Immigrant Alliance is excited to announce that Penn State Clinical Law Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is bringing her new book, BANNED: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump, to Cleveland on October 10, 2019. The discussion is co-sponsored by the CWRU School of Law and Social Justice Institute, with assistance from Visible Voice Books […]

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World Refugee Day Rally + March in CLE

WORLD REFUGEE DAY RALLY AND MARCH IN CLEVELAND Local Refugees and Advocates Call for Compliance with UN Convention on Refugees WHEN: 4:00PM, June 20, 2019 WHERE: Anthony Celebrezze Federal Building, 1240 East Ninth St. CONTACT: Don Bryant – 216.255.1576 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2019 The Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, Friends of Immigrants Lake […]

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RE: Support for CPC search and seizure policy recommendations

This letter is addressed to Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams and Cleveland Police Monitor Matthew Barge February 22, 2019 Dear Chief Williams and Mr. Barge: The Ohio Immigrant Alliance (OHIA) supports the Cleveland Community Police Commission revisions to Cleveland Division of Police search and seizure policies outlined in its letter sent earlier this week. OHIA […]

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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.