PRESS ADVISORY – IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW COUNTY POLICY ON ICE DETAINERS CONFIRMED

Policy Went Into Effect on January 1, 2014, According to Official Miami, FL – January 16, 2014 – As of January 1, Miami-Dade County is no longer prolonging the detention of people in county jail based on detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to a letter from the county Director of Corrections. A resolution passed without opposition …

SEN. BOXER INTRODUCES BILL TO ENSURE HUMANE TREATMENT AT CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION DETENTION FACILITIES

Legislation Would Set Minimum Standards to Prevent Abuse and Neglect by Ensuring Detainees Have Adequate Food, Shelter and Medical Care Washington, D.C. – December 12, 2013 – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today introduced legislation that would set minimum standards to ensure that people held in Customs and Border Protection (CPB) short-term detention facilities are not subjected to inhumane conditions. “No …

DHS ANNOUNCES IMPLEMENTATION OF HAITIAN FAMILY REUNIFICATION PAROLE PROGRAM

Miami, FL – October 17, 2013 – Earlier today DHS announced they will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program permitting certain Haitians residing in Haiti, whose family-based visas have already been approved, to join their US citizen and lawful permanent resident loved ones in the United States.  A scarce number of family-based visas approved by Congress …