A message to the Biden administration: Halt deportations to Haiti now | Opinion – Miami Herald

By Cesar Flores “Amid simultaneous humanitarian, security and health crises, Haiti finds itself in a critical state where there is an urgent need for empathy and understanding by the international community. With a lack of a functioning government and the ever-increasing dominance of gangs in the nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince, the conditions in Haiti are dire, necessitating a compassionate approach that …

Haitian and immigrant-rights advocates want all deportations to Haiti suspended – Miami Herald

“Immigrant-rights advocates are calling on the Biden administration to immediately suspend all deportation flights to Haiti, citing the inconsistencies in its policies and the deteriorating security situation in the gang-ridden Caribbean nation. Immigrants’ rights organizations from across the country have sent a letter to the administration asking for the deportation flights to stop and decrying the administration’s refusal to implement …

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Despite efforts of 3 U.S. administrations, migrant families keep crossing the border – NPR

“The White House is also asking Congress for permission to reprogram some funding for ‘community-based residential facilities’ for migrants. ‘It seems like family detention, but painted with a different brush,’ said Cindy Woods of Americans for Immigrant Justice. ‘It’s another attempt to deter more families from coming to the United States.’ Woods and other advocates argue that this effort won’t …

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Immigration advocates move again to block Florida transportation law in federal court – Miami Herald

By Syra Ortiz-Blanes “The preliminary injunction filed last week includes several sworn statements from people, identified only by initials, who describe emotional, financial and social harm that the passage of Section 10 has inflicted upon their lives. ‘Our plaintiffs show the profound human impact of who this law affects. We have families that are now afraid to travel together back …

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Letter Urging President Biden to End the Asylum Ban

August 2, 2023 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Biden, The undersigned 203 civil, human rights, and immigrant rights organizations write in the wake of the U.S. District Court’s decision in the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant case, pertaining to your administration’s “Circumvention of Lawful Pathways” rule (“asylum …

AI Justice’s Shalyn Fluharty Joins Florida This Week – WEDU

Americans for Immigrant Justice executive director Shalyn Fluharty joined WEDU for a panel discussing Florida’s anti-immigrant law SB 1718 and its effects on our state and communities. “This is a real problem, not just because it’s uprooting members of our community—Floridians who have been here for years based upon the fear that they face—but also because we know that we …