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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 […]

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Scene Magazine on Mauritanian Deportations

Ohio Community Leaders in Cleveland Scene: Mauritanian Deportations, Human Rights Abuses Can No Longer Be Kept Secret Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Scene just published a must-read article about the deportation crisis that Ohio families of Mauritanian background are living today. Read or listen to the full story here. Reporter Sam Allard deftly weaves through the […]

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UPDATED: Media Coverage on Mauritanian Deportations 

UPDATED: September 4, 2019 Cleveland Scene: Dozen-Plus Black Mauritanians in Ohio Freed, But Many More Still in ICE Detention By Sam Allard September 4, 2019 NBC: ICE deports man awaiting hip replacement surgery to Mauritania By Omar Abdel-Baqui August 11, 2019  Cincinnati Enquirer: ‘I do everything all Americans do.’ Home but for how long? ICE […]

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Freedom Center’s Community Conversation on Mauritania

US Deportations and Modern-Day Slavery in Mauritania Cincinnati, OH – On May 11, 2019, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center hosted a panel discussion entitled “Community Conversations: US Deportations and Modern-Day Slavery in Mauritania.”  View photos from the event here. Museum-goers and members of the greater Ohio community heard from Mauritanian leaders about the human […]

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Freedom Center to Host Community-Driven Program on Mauritania

Cincinnati, OH – On May 11, 2019, at 10:30am, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host “Community Conversations: US Deportations and Modern-Day Slavery in Mauritania.” We encourage the widest attendance possible at this event, to spread awareness about a tragedy currently befalling Ohio families and the human rights abuses taking place in Mauritania today. […]

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Three Ohio Men from Mauritania Are Home Today

Youngstown, OH – Three Ohio men, born in Mauritania, are now home with their families–after spending between nine and thirteen months in immigration jail! Deep gratitude to Mark Heller of ABLE and CK Wang of WANGLAW for their skillful and tireless work on these men’s cases. This victory was also made possible through your donations […]