Deportation to Mauritania
Seyni Diagne, a man at risk for imprisonment and abuse in his native Mauritania, is about to be deported. In Mauritania, the country identified by the CIA as having the world’s highest rate of slavery, Black people like Diagne are not considered citizens and and are at risk of enslavement. Black Mauritanians have been allowed to live in the U.S. under supervision for years, but are now being deported back to a very dangerous situation in their homeland, where anti-slavery leader Biram Dah Abeid was recently arrested by the Mauritanian government.
1. The Columbus, Ohio ERO (Enforcement and Removal Operations) of ICE was responsible for Diagne’s arrest. They are under the jurisdiction of the Detroit ICE field office; contact them to complain: Detroit.Outreach@ice.dhs.gov
2. Mr. Diagne was due to be deported via Royal Air Maroc - tweet to them, asking them to refuse to be complicit, and/or write on their Facebook page.