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Responding to Biden-Sanders Task Force Recommendations on Immigration

“Our country is craving bold leadership that reflects our values of fairness, proportionality, inclusivity, and human dignity”  Cleveland, OH – There are many strong policies in the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force policy recommendations on immigration, but there are also important omissions. The Ohio Immigrant Alliance urges the Democratic Party’s Platform Committee to expand on these […]

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Houleye Thiam On Immigration Jail at “Break Down the Walls”

On June 6, Ohio Prisoners Justice League held a sit-in and Jericho Walk at the Ohio Statehouse, to draw attention to the COVID crisis going on behind bars in Ohio’s prisons and jail. Houleye Thiam, President of the Mauritanian Network for Human Rights in US (MNHRUS) addressed the crowd about the problems with immigration detention. Watch […]

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Diop is Free!

“The Walk of Freedom” Last night, Diop left Adelanto immigration jail in California and never looked back. He took his first steps on U.S. soil as a free man, because of your generous donations and social sharing. This video captures Diop‘s first steps as a free person. In Mauritania, he lived in a slave-caste family. Now, he is free. There is […]

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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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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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Cold as ICE: Adducci’s “Appetite for Destruction” of OH & MI Families

Cleveland, OH – Rebecca Adducci is notorious in all the bad ways. She is Field Office Director of Detroit ICE, the government agency responsible for “immigration enforcement” in Ohio and Michigan. In a new fact sheet, Ohio Immigrant Alliance provides an exhaustive list of the cruel, incompetent, and dangerous decisions Adducci and her agents have […]