On May 3, Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance took the stage for a victory night speech after winning the most expensive Senate primary ever, and continued to spew the same nativist dog-whistles that were an essential part of his primary campaign. Tens of millions of dollars were spent... Continuar »
Washington, DC – New analysis from America’s Voice examines the role of xenophobia and dangerous anti-immigrant conspiracies in Ohio’s Republican Senate primary. Titled, “The Ohio GOP Senate Primary has Turned into One Expensive, Nasty Slugfest Filled with Dangerous Xenophobic Lies,” the new analysis finds that well-funded candidates in the... Continuar »
In October of 2018, a gunman who believed an invasion of immigrants was underway opened fire at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, which is just a short drive from the Ohio border. Before the shooting, which left eleven people dead and six injured, the shooter wrote on social media, “HIAS... Continuar »
Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.
Mayor Cranley and Sheriff Neil Need to Respond Cincinnati, OH — Nick Swartsell of CityBeat is out with an important article about immigration practices at the Hamilton County Justice Center that violate the U.S. Constitution and local policy–and defy common sense. Swartsell describes the case of Manuel Ventura-Pineda, an... Continuar »
Emergency Stay Filed Today Columbus, OH — Right now Samba Diaw, a Columbus resident for more than twenty years, is in ICE custody and could be deported at any time.  This morning his attorney Emily Brown, with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), filed an emergency stay with the... Continuar »
Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.
On Monday, the Washington Post published an editorial, “ICE is sending Mauritanians back to modern-day slavery.” The opinion piece is as clear and condemning as its title.   The piece begins: THE WEST AFRICAN nation of Mauritania is known for its poets, for its reserves of gold — and... Continuar »
Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.
Cleveland, OH — On Monday, the Washington Post published an editorial, “ICE is sending Mauritanians back to modern-day slavery,” that is as clear and condemning as its title.  The piece begins: THE WEST AFRICAN nation of Mauritania is known for its poets, for its reserves of gold — and... Continuar »
Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.
“The Trump Administration is prioritizing deportation over human life” Cleveland, OH — Unions, faith organizations, and Mauritanian community leaders–among others–sent a letter to members of the Ohio congressional delegation today, expressing deep concern about the deportation of long-term Ohio residents to Mauritania, a country that is unable to protect... Continuar »
Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.
New Backgrounder Shows How Dangerous It Is to Deport Refugees to Mauritania in 2018 Despite a rapid and powerful mobilization led by America’s Voice, the UndocuBlack Network Network and other immigrant, civil and human rights groups to prevent this outcome, we fear that Seyni Diagne was deported late last... Continuar »
Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.
The Trump Administration Is Deporting Refugees Back to Slavery Historical Context In Mauritania, the ruling Arab Moors view Black Mauritanians as property, members of the slave caste.  Black Mauritanians have been arrested for specious reasons; tortured and killed; expelled from the country; forced to work as slaves (even as... Continuar »