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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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OHIA In The News! Cleveland Scene

Cleveland Scene published a profile about the work Lynn Tramonte does with the Ohio Immigrant Alliance in its annual “People” issue today. This follows a similar piece that ran in La Mega Nota earlier this month. “With the Plain Dealer and other local newspapers shedding staff or even closing, Scene and La Mega stand out […]

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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, […]

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Letter to Congress: Repeal ’96 Immigration Laws

Ohio Immigrant Alliance and other Ohio organizations signed on to an open letter to Congress calling for the repeal core provisions of the 1996 immigration laws that created he deportation and enforcement machine in force today. Over 240 organizations signed onto the letter. The initiative was lead by SEARAC. Open Letter to Congress – FINAL

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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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OHIA Joins Opposition to Cleveland Police Decisions

Today the ACLU of Ohio released a letter urging Cleveland to continue on a path of reform and reject recent developments that would disrupt progress, including participation in the DOJ’s National Public Safety Partnership and the possible reinstatement of Timothy Loehmann, the officer who killed Tamir Rice. Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio Immigrant Alliance, said: […]