AI Justice and Partners Send Letter to President Biden Urging Extension and Redesignation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status

The Honorable President Joe Biden President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary of Homeland Security U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2801 Nebraska Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20528 The Honorable Antony Blinken Secretary of State U.S. State Department 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20037 November 22, 2022 Re: Extend and …

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In midst of historic wave of migration to U.S., deportation flights to Cuba will resume – Miami Herald

By Syra Ortiz-Blanes and Michael Wilner “Shalyn Fluharty, the executive director of Americans for Immigrant Justice, told the Herald that the resumption of deportations to Cuba was “not a surprise” after the recent detentions in South Florida. ‘They rounded up people with no criminal history, who have work permits, family in the United States, who have complied with every single …

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Letter to President Biden: Do not send Haitians to detention at Guantánamo Bay or subject them to third-country arrangements

The Hon. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 November 4, 2022 Submitted via email Re: Do not send Haitians to detention at Guantánamo Bay or subject them to third-country arrangements We, at the Haitian Bridge Alliance, and the undersigned 288 immigration, civil rights, human rights, and faith-based …

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Legal organizations sue ICE, say agency prevents communication with Krome detainees – Miami Herald

by Syra Ortiz-Blanes “Legal service groups that represent detained migrants have sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, alleging the agency prevents lawyers and their clients in Miami’s Krome Detention Center and three other detention facilities from speaking regularly and confidentially. ‘Defendants have systematically failed to ensure compliance with constitutional requirements, federal law, and ICE’s own policies regarding access to counsel,’ …

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U.S. immigration agency blocks lawyer access to detainees, groups say – Reuters

By Daniel Wiessner “Groups that provide legal services to immigrants seeking asylum have filed a lawsuit accusing the U.S. agency that operates detention facilities of violating the U.S. Constitution by making it difficult for lawyers to meet with detainees. The five nonprofit groups, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, claim U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has prevented regular …

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ACLU, civil rights groups, allege abuses against immigrant detainees in North Florida jail – Florida Phoenix

by Michael Moline A coalition of civil-rights groups that includes the ACLU of Florida have filed an administrative complaint alleging a pattern of “horrific” mistreatment of immigration detainees being held at the Baker County Detention Center in North Florida. The 22-page complaint, addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and related government departments including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), seeks …

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More Cuban kids are showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents – Miami Herald

By Syra Ortiz Blanes, Nora Gámez Torres, and Ana Ceballos “Jennifer Anzardo Valdes, director of the Children’s Legal Program at Americans for Immigrant Justice, said the nonprofit law firm has represented more unaccompanied Cuban children this year. They include teenagers between 16 and 18, although they also have younger clients. Some have come to reunite with family already living in …