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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2020 Contact: Eric Naing, [email protected] or Ariela Moscowitz, [email protected] 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 [email protected] / 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 [email protected] / 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 [email protected] / 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 [email protected]/(850) 661-0934 Contact: Mackenzie Sheldon/Americans for Immigrant Justice [email protected]/(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 [email protected] 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 …

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 …