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UPDATED: Media Coverage on Mauritanian Deportations 

UPDATED: November 2019 CityBeat: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Host Event Calling for Justice in Mauritania By CityBeat Staff November 18, 2019 People’s World: Netflix’s ‘Living Undocumented’ debunks Trump’s immigrant boogeyman myth By Chauncey K. Robinson October 10, 2019 The Forward: An Undocumented Israeli Family Chases The American Dream On Netflix By Irene Connelly […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]