Immigration, Legal Groups Demand DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Retract Lie That Trump Administration Was Not Implementing a Family Separation Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 28, 2018 Immigration, Legal Groups Demand DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Retract Lie That Trump Administration Was Not Implementing A Family Separation Policy Trump Administration Violated Federal Law In Issuing Deliberate Falsehood to Shift Debate and Mislead Public on Unconscionable Forced Family Separation Americans for Immigrant Justice, RAICES, Muslim Advocates, File Legal Petition Demanding Immediate Retraction …

Stay of Removal Extended for Men and Women on Failed Deportation Flight

Judge Finds Jurisdiction Over Challenge to Somali Deportations Miami, FL – (January 30, 2018) – U. S. District Court Judge Darrin Gayles ruled on Friday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is temporarily enjoined from deporting 92 Somalis who ICE had previously tried to deport in December 2017 in a botched flight that was forced to return the Somalis back to …

ICE Abuses Men and Women on 48-Hour Deportation Flight to Somalia

Class-action lawsuit represents 92 immigrants who were shackled and abused during failed deportation MIAMI, Fla. (December 19, 2017) – The Immigration Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law, Americans for Immigrant Justice, James H. Binger Center for New Americans at the University of Minnesota Law School, and Legal Aid Service of Broward County have filed a class-action lawsuit and …

Immigrant Rights Advocates Demand Civil Rights Investigation into ICE Raids that Targeted Sponsors of Unaccompanied Children

December 6, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eight immigrant rights organizations filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of Inspector General today on behalf of some of the 400 people swept up this summer in a DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation. The operation used unaccompanied immigrant children …

The Battle for Justice for Haitians Continues

Miami, FL – November 21, 2017 – Last night, on the cusp of a holiday celebrating family, immigration, and welcoming all to our tables, we learned that Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke decided to terminate Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS), giving Haitians 18 months to pack their bags.  This announcement was a painful and cruel reminder of how …

It’s Time to Unleash the DREAM

September 5, 2017 – The decision today to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) sets a new low for an Administration bent on harming and dehumanizing our fellow immigrants. In 2012, when Obama provided a temporary reprieve from deportation for our country’s DREAMers – immigrants brought here by their parents as young children – it was life-changing. 800,000 of …

AI JUSTICE CONTINUES TO ADVOCATE FOR JUSTICE FOR HAITIANS

May 22, 2017 – Miami, Fl.   Department of Homeland Security sources have indicated that Temporary Protected Status for Haiti will be renewed for 6 months.  Following the January 12, 2010 earthquake that shook Haiti to its core, taking 300,000 Haitian lives and injuring 1.5 million, the United States granted Haitians Temporary Protected status (TPS), allowing them to live and work …

AI JUSTICE CONDEMNS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ANTI-IMMIGRANT EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Miami, FL – January 25, 2017 – Today, President Trump signed two Executive Orders that have devastating effects on immigrants in our communities and asylum-seekers seeking protection at our borders. Trump’s Orders call for the immediate construction of a wall along the Southwest border; mandatory detention for asylum-seekers; massive expansion of immigration detention centers; the tripling of enforcement officers; the …

COMMUNITY LEADERS TO HOLD FRANK DISCUSSION ON IMMIGRATION

WHO: Khalid Mirza, Founding Member, Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations (COSMOS); Jose Antonio Zabalgoitia, Consul General of Mexico in Miami; Markenzy Lapointe, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner; and Monica Lazaro, Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) DREAMer client. WHAT:  The Immigrant Experience: Today’s Realities WHERE:  Coral Gables Congregational Church,  3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables WHEN:  Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, 7-8:30pm WHY: The Immigrant …

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S DECISION TO RESUME HAITIAN DEPORTATIONS MUST BE REVERSED NOW

Miami, FL – October 9, 2016 – On September 22, 2016, the Obama Administration announced it was resuming Haitian deportations and new arrivals would face expedited removal. Countless Haitians who made it to the border since the policy change are currently in ICE custody in the San Diego area. Meanwhile, roughly 7000 Haitians without TPS who were released before the …