Legal Organizations Sue ICE for Illegally Preventing Attorneys from Communicating with Detained Immigrants in Four States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2022 Contacts: Devra Gelman, Americans for Immigrant Justice, [email protected] ACLU of Florida Media Office, [email protected], (786) 363-2737 Jocelyn De Carvalho, Milbank, [email protected] MIAMI, FL — Several legal services organizations filed a lawsuit today against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for unlawfully preventing attorneys from communicating with immigrants detained in four detention facilities in Florida, Louisiana, …

‘A Living Hell’: New Federal Complaint Lodged by Immigrants in Florida Detention Center Exposes Horrid Abuses

For Immediate Release July 21, 2022 Contact: [email protected] Citing testimony of physical assault, medical neglect, racist harassment, and ongoing retaliation for public reporting, immigrants and groups call for immediate releases and closure Baker County, FL – 15 people either currently or formerly detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Baker County Detention Center (Baker) today filed a federal …

Shalyn Fluharty Appointed Executive Director of Americans for Immigrant Justice

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Arthur Hernandez, Director of Development & Marketing305-573-1106 ext. 1100 | [email protected] Miami, Florida (May 24, 2022) – Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) proudly announces the appointment of Shalyn (“Shay”) Fluharty as Executive Director. Ms. Fluharty will assume her duties on August 15, 2022. As announced earlier this year, co-founder Cheryl Little will retire at the end of June …

Immigration Advocates File Complaints Protesting the Treatment of Children in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Custody

For Immediate ReleaseContact: [email protected] Miami, FL (April 7, 2022) – Yesterday, Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) detailing patterns of abuse and mistreatment of immigrant children in CBP custody at the southern border. The complaint was filed concurrently with federal complaints by other immigration advocacy organizations – Kids …

Amid Abuses and Mounting Community Pressure for Closure, ICE Cancels Key Provision of Detention Contract with Glades County

Following the transfer or release of all remaining individuals under its custody from the Florida detention center, ICE announces end of “guaranteed minimum” agreement  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2022 Contact: [email protected] MIAMI — This week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) transferred all remaining individuals in its custody out of the Glades County Detention Center in Moore Haven, Florida, …

Advocates Ask EPA to Investigate Toxic Chemical Misuse at Florida Detention Center

For Immediate Release, March 1, 2022 Contact: [email protected] Immigrants at Glades County Detention Center exposed to harmful disinfectant multiple times a day  Miami, FL — Today, Earthjustice along with 13 community advocacy groups who are part of the Shut Down Glades Coalition called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to investigate Glades County Detention Center in Moore Haven, FL for …

‘No one should be treated this way’: Congressional Leaders Renew Call on Biden Administration to Close Troubled Florida ICE Prison

For Immediate Release Contact: [email protected] Growing number of lawmakers join immigrants and advocates’ demand to shut down Glades County Detention Center amid ongoing human rights abuses WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 2, 2022) — In a new letter addressed to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a group of 17 members of the U.S. House urged the Biden administration to immediately close the …

Cheryl Little, Co-Founder & Executive Director, to Retire in Spring 2022

For Immediate Release Contact: Arthur Hernandez, Director of Development & Marketing 305-573-1106 ext. 1100 | [email protected] Miami, FL (January 5, 2021) – Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) Co-Founder and Executive Director, Cheryl Little, will be retiring this spring after some 40 years of tireless dedication to the immigrant community in South Florida and across the United States. The search …

Demands Grow For Investigation Of Anti-Blackness In Florida County Jail

October 25, 2021 Contact: Rebecca Talbot, Immigrant Action Alliance, [email protected], 484-645-3394 Jessica Schneider, Director of AI Justice’s Detention Program, [email protected] A coalition of local and national organizations filed a civil rights complaint today calling for the release of people detained in immigration detention and for an investigation into serious abuses committed against two men detained in the county jail in Glades County, …