1000’s extra Mauritanians are making their solution to the US, because of a route unfold on social media

CINCINNATI (AP) — Aissata Sall was scrolling by means of WhatsApp in Could when she first discovered in regards to the new path to the US. For Ibrahima Sow, the invention got here on TikTok just a few weeks later.

By the point their paths crossed on the tidy one-story brick home in Cincinnati, that they had encountered a whole bunch of different Mauritanians, almost all of them following a brand new path surging in recognition amongst youthful migrants from the West African nation, thanks largely to social media.

“4 months in the past, it simply went loopy,” mentioned Oumar Ball, who arrived in Cincinnati from Mauritania in 1997 and not too long ago opened his dwelling to Sow, Sall and greater than a dozen different new migrants. “My telephone hasn’t stopped ringing.”