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Mauritanians Who Sought Refuge in US Face Deportation, Then Jail

Mo had nothing but a set of jail clothes and the name of a distant cousin when he boarded the deportation flight from the United States to Mauritania, the African country he had fled. After more than 20 years he was returning to the scene of childhood trauma — an Islamic republic on the edge of the Sahara where members of black ethnic groups, like him, have suffered decades of slavery and persecution under a light-skinned elite. The plane descended over desert, and his fears were...

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