Marlene was detained by ICE for 11 months and was deported even after AI Justice took her case to the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. She spent three long years in Trinidad separated from her family. Ultimately AI Justice won her case in 2005, fought to get her back to the United States, and then successfully challenged an appeal of the decision granting her relief from deportation. Marlene recovered her green card and was reunited with her family.

AI Justice threw me a lifeline. I’ll never forget how hard they worked on my case, how they never gave up.