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OHIA Applauds Sen. Brown’s Action on Miller, Rep. Garcia’s New Way Forward Act

Ohio Immigrant Alliance Applauds Sen. Brown’s Bold Action on Stephen Miller, Rep. Garcia’s New Way Forward Act Cleveland, OH – “I applaud Senator Sherrod Brown for calling for the removal of White House aide Stephen Miller,” said Lynn Tramonte, Director of the Ohio Immigrant Alliance. “This nation has a lot of reckoning to do, if […]

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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 […]

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Media Advisory: Nov. 25 – Mauritanian Genocide Survivors Speak

For Immediate Release: November 25, 2019 Press Contact: -Saidou Wane, 513-429-0573 saidouwane@hotmail.com -Hawa Sall 443-983-2568. sallha@ucmail.uc.edu -Houleye Sall 443-854-5114 shouley3@gmail.com -Abdoulaye Sow 513-341-7093 sow212@gmail.com Mauritanian Genocide Survivors, Former Political Prisoners, and Awa Harouna to Speak at Freedom Center on November 25 Cincinnati, OH – The Mauritanian community in greater Cincinnati, in collaboration with Mauritanian Network […]

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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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Ohio Mauritanian Family Featured in Netflix Docu-Series: “Living Undocumented”

Cincinnati, OH – An Ohio family with Mauritanian roots is featured in a new documentary series on Netflix called “Living Undocumented.” Executive produced by Selena Gomez, the series is an intimate look into the lives of eight U.S. families who are facing and fighting the deportation of a loved one. View the trailer here.  A […]

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VIDEO: OH Family Drives to MS to Deliver Supplies (Immigration Raids)

VIDEO: Ohio Family Drives to Mississippi to Deliver Supplies to Families Impacted by Recent Immigration Raids 16 year-old Natalia Alonso started “Losninosdecorsos” to help OH children in 2018 Fremont, OH – Ohio teenager Natalia Alonso is the subject of a compelling new documentary video by AJ+, which follows her and her family on the road […]

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Many Black Mauritanians Now Home in Ohio, But Several Remain in Immigration Jail

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 […]

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Current Events in Mauritania: Shocking Abuses of Human Rights

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, […]