Washington, D.C. | www.adc.org | August 22, 2018 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) successfully obtained two emergency stays for Mauritanian nationals. These individuals faced deportation despite the fact that they had lived in the United States for over 20 years. ADC was able to obtain the emergency stay from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) hours before the two men were to be placed on a flight back to Mauritania.
ADC has received additional requests for help stopping the deportation of other Mauritanian nationals. ADC is also working with nationals from other countries who face similar circumstances. The ADC Legal Department is providing these services on a pro bono basis; these services are only made possible with your support and contributions. It is anticipated that ADC will file additional emergency stays over the course of the next few weeks for nationals of Mauritania, and other countries.
ADC will continue to stand up against the current administration’s discriminatory immigration policies and defend immigrant communities.
ADC’s ability to protect individuals such as those above is only made possible with your support, so please consider making a contribution today.