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Lawsuit of Father and Son Ripped Apart at Border Survives Legal Hurdle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 8, 2021 Contact: Jennifer Coberly, Senior Litigation Attorney, jcoberly@aijustice.org MIAMI, FL – A federal court ruling allows a father and son torn apart at the border due to Trump-era family separation practices to continue their lawsuit for justice. After verbal abuse and threats of violence, law enforcement officers tore Juan,* three years old at the time, from his …

AI Justice Files Lawsuit Seeking Justice for Child Separated from Father at the Border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 5, 2021 Contact: Lisa Lehner, llehner@aijustice.org ALBEQUERQUE, NM – On February 5, 2021, Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice), Ian Ross and Erica Perdoma of Stumphauzer, Foslid, Sloman, Ross & Kolaya, PLLC and David Urias and Josh Ewing of Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward filed a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) lawsuit seeking justice for …

AI Justice Releases Groundbreaking Report “Do My Rights Matter: The Mistreatment of Unaccompanied Children in CBP Custody”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 30, 2020 Contact: Jennifer Anzardo Valdes, janzardo@aijustice.org MIAMI, FL – During the past decade, tens of thousands of children have made the difficult decision to flee their countries and seek protection here. They are fleeing vicious gang violence, rape and other horrific abuses, many seeing flight as the only way to survive. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is …

AI Justice Files Suit on Behalf of Father and Son Forcibly Separated at the Border

MIAMI, FL – On August 28, 2020 Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) filed one of the first Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) cases seeking justice for a family separated at the border during the U.S. Government’s pilot program for family separation. In November 2017, “Andres” and his three-year old son “Juan” crossed the U.S.-Mexico border fleeing Honduras, following death …

Civil Rights Advocates Demand Miami ICE Facility Stop Feeding Pork to Detained Muslims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2020 Contact: Eric Naing, eric@muslimadvocates.org or Ariela Moscowitz, news@aijustice.com Civil Rights Advocates Demand Miami ICE Facility Stop Feeding Pork to Detained Muslims  ICE Chaplain’s Dismissive Response to Immigration Detainees’ Complaints: “It is what it is.” WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Muslim Advocates, Americans for Immigrant Justice and the law firm King & Spalding LLP sent a …

Americans for Immigrant Justice Calls for the Immediate Release of All Detained Immigrants from Broward Transitional Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 26, 2020 Contact: Ariela Moscowitz amoscowitz@aijustice.org / 305-573-1106 x 1100 MIAMI – Over 700 immigrants currently detained at Broward Transitional Center (BTC) have lifted their voices to bring attention to the dire state of hygiene and health care in the detention center. Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) joins the detained immigrants in their calls for justice, and urges Immigration and Customs Enforcement …

COVID-19: Vulnerable Immigrants Sitting Ducks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 17, 2020 Contact: Ariela Moscowitz amoscowitz@aijustice.org / 305-573-1106 x 1100 MIAMI – Despite the urgent need for this administration to immediately implement procedures for the prevention and management of COVID-19 at all Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities and other locations where individuals must report to ICE or United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), little to no …

Americans for Immigrant Justice to Honor Dr. Eduardo Padrón and Jose Antonio Vargas at its 24th Annual Awards Dinner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 28, 2020 Contact: Ariela Moscowitz amoscowitz@aijustice.org / 305-573-1106 x 1100 MIAMI – Since 1996, Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) has fought to protect and promote the rights of immigrants in South Florida and beyond. On February 7, 2020, community leaders from across industries, sectors and partisan lines will gather to celebrate AI Justice advocates’ 24 years of …

New Report Shows Inhumane Conditions Rampant in South Florida Immigrant Detention Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Dec. 9, 2019 Contact: Larry Hannan/Southern Poverty Law Center larry.hannan@splcenter.org/(850) 661-0934 Contact: Mackenzie Sheldon/Americans for Immigrant Justice msheldon@aijustice.org/(305) 573-1106, ext. 1300 MIAMI — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has failed to ensure the safety and welfare of immigrants incarcerated in South Florida detention facilities, according to a new report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center …

Americans for Immigrant Justice Advocates Fight to Uphold Basic Due Process Rights for Detained Immigrants

For Immediate Release Contact: Lisa Lehner, Director of Litigation 305-573-1106 ext.1020 llehner@aijustice.org Miami, FL – (October 16, 2019) – Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) has filed a Complaint and Request for Action on behalf of its clients and other Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees housed at the Glades County Detention Center (Glades) in Moore Haven, Florida. Serious concerns regarding Glades detainees’ access to counsel and the courts have been raised …