AI Justice's Awards

Americans for Immigrant Justice’s
Commendations & Awards

Throughout our more than two decades of service to immigrant communities, AI Justice has received recognition in the form of awards and commendations from leading human rights organizations and politicians at all levels of government and across political beliefs and party affiliations.

Americans for Immigrant Justice’s Awards

Women Who Shine Award
Miami Dade County League of Women Voters

The Paul Doyle Children’s Advocacy Award
The Florida Bar Foundation

Miami Jurisprudence Award
Anti-Defamation League

500 Leading Lawyers in America

FIU Medallion Cal Kovens Distinguished Community Service Award
Florida International University College of Law

Justice for All Award
National Crime Victims’ Rights Committee and Coral Gables Police Department

Lifetime Achievement Award
Daily Business Review

Top 20 Women in Law
Daily Business Review

Essie Silva Community Builder Award
United Way of Miami-Dade County

Community Appreciation Award
Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations (COSMOS)

David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award
The Children’s Trust

Legal Legends Award
HistoryMiami Museum’s 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society

Most Effective Lawyer – Public Interest
Daily Business Review

6th Annual Black History Month Celebration Honoree
Delancy Hill P.A.

Morris Dees Justice Award
University of Alabama School of Law and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Trailblazer Award
National Black Prosecutors Association

Keeper of the Dream Award
National Immigration Forum

National Immigration Project Award
National Lawyers Guild

Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award
American Civil Liberties Union

Heroes of the American Dream Award
National Immigration Forum

Stephen M. Goldstein Award for Excellence
The Florida Bar Foundation

Pro Bono Award
American Immigration Lawyers Association

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Americans for Immigrant Justice Needs Your Support

The immigration system is complex and constantly changing, making it nearly impossible to navigate alone. ​That’s why we step in and provide free legal representation to those who need it most. Immigrants with legal representation are 5 times more likely to pursue immigration relief and win their cases than those without attorneys. We need your support to continue championing the rights of our clients!

AI Justice’s Commendations

“AI Justice’s work honors our values as a nation of immigrants. [You] have made a tremendous difference in the lives of immigrants throughout Florida and the country through your victories both large and small. I am confident that…you will continue to achieve even greater and more meaningful victories for decades to come. The unique expertise this organization and its talented staff have acquired from direct and daily contact with the immigrant community in Florida will serve it well as Americans for Immigrant Justice expands its focus to assisting immigrants and their families throughout this great nation.” 

–Harry Reid, Former U.S. Senator

“Thank you all for the important work you’ve done in our great state. I look forward to seeing what’s ahead as you continue to fight for and educate the community on issues facing the most vulnerable immigrants. And, as an original co-sponsor of the DREAM Act, I am happy to see an organization committed to fighting for eligible students and others.” 

–Senator Bill Nelson

“As always, AI Justice is a reassuring presence in our community and a leading advocate seeking justice for all.” 

–Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College

“The United States is known as the land of great opportunity and hope. We remain a global beacon of light through our principled values and our diverse citizenship. Americans for Immigrant Justice realizes that the American Dream is as important as ever, and I am glad that their efforts are expanding nationwide.” 

–Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

“Congratulations to Americans for Immigrant Justice as it rebrands itself on the national stage. As America embarks on the challenging policy debates involving immigration we must keep in mind the legal process which makes our nation the envy of the world and your important role in seeing to it that everyone in America has access to this forum.” 

-Al Cardenas, Former Chair, Florida Republican Party

“We salute Americans for Immigrant Justice for taking its considerable experience and expertise in fighting for immigrants rights in Florida to a national stage. The National Immigration Law Center looks forward to partnering with AI Justice for many years to come.” 

–Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center