Immigrants’ Rights Groups Demand Suspension of Deportation Flights to Haiti

September 26, 2023 For Immediate Release Contact: [email protected] MIAMI, FL — Today, 74 immigrants’ and human rights organizations across the country sent a letter to the Biden administration decrying the government’s refusal to implement the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) non-return advisory for Haiti. To uplift the letter’s demands, Florida and National organizations held a press conference calling on …

Americans for Immigrant Justice on Biden Administration’s Redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela

For Immediate Release September 21, 2023 Contact: [email protected] MIAMI — Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced a number of new measures which greatly increase access to work authorization and temporary status for certain individuals. Among these measures are the extension and redesignation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). With this announcement, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who arrived in the United States before July 31, 2023, …

Americans for Immigrant Justice Comment on 2023 DACA Ruling, Calls for Protection for Dreamers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASES September 21, 2023 Contact: [email protected] MIAMI, FL — On Wednesday, September 13, a federal judge ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful—stating that only Congress and not the Executive Branch can pass DACA-like legislation. The Biden Administration is expected to appeal the decision. Current DACA recipients are not immediately impacted and may continue to …

Immigrants’ Rights Groups Release Groundbreaking Report, Recommendations for Increasing Fairness in the Family Expedited Management Process (FERM) Through a Family-Centered Approach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2023 Contact: [email protected] MIAMI — Today, Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) and Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice released a groundbreaking report on the Family Expedited Removal Management (FERM) program, a new fast-tracked process introduced by the Biden administration in May 2023 for families who enter the United States seeking asylum. Drawing …

Groups File Motion in Lawsuit to Block Florida’s Anti-Immigrant Law SB 1718

For Immediate Release August 8, 2023 Contact: [email protected] MIAMI – Today, legal organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, Americans for Immigrant Justice, and American Immigration Council, filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to block Section 10 of Florida’s draconian anti-immigrant law, Senate Bill 1718. In a lawsuit, filed on July 17, the …

DEFENSORES DE DERECHOS CIVILES Y LEGALES PRESENTAN UNA DEMANDA CONTRA LA LEY ANTI-INMIGRANTE DE FLORIDA SB 1718

La demanda cuestiona la constitucionalidad de una disposición dentro de la ley que penaliza el transporte de personas a Florida MIAMI – Hoy, organizaciones legales, incluyendo Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, Americans for Immigrant Justice y American Immigration Council, presentaron una demanda federal que impugna la nueva ley anti-inmigrante de Florida, el Proyecto de Ley 1718 del …

Civil Rights and Legal Advocates File Lawsuit Against Florida’s Anti-Immigrant Law SB 1718

For Immediate Release:   July 17, 2023 Contact: [email protected] The complaint challenges the constitutionality of a provision within the law criminalizing the transportation of individuals into Florida MIAMI – Today, legal organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, Americans for Immigrant Justice and American Immigration Council, filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s new anti-immigrant …

Legal Advocates to File Lawsuit Challenging the Constitutionality of Florida’s Anti-Immigrant Law

For Immediate Release:   July 1, 2023  Media Contact: [email protected] MIAMI – The Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, Americans for Immigrant Justice,  and American Immigration Council have announced they will file a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s draconian Senate Bill 1718, which goes into effect today, July 1.  The groups are suing, charging the discriminatory anti-immigrant law …

Immigrant Rights Advocates Oppose Extension of Biden Administration’s Asylum Ban to Include Maritime Arrivals

For Immediate Release June 16, 2023 Contact: [email protected] Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, 69 civil, human rights, faith-based, and immigrants’ rights groups submitted a joint comment to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in opposition to the proposed extension of the Biden administration’s asylum ban to include maritime arrivals. The extension further restricts asylum access …