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 | ahernandez@aijustice.org 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 …

Sharing News About My Retirement: Note from Co-Founder and Executive Director Cheryl Little

When Sisters Catherine Cassidy, Maureen Kelleher and I began planning for Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) in 1995, we never dreamed it would become a relatively large, nationally recognized organization. All of you reading this letter played a role in strengthening our ability to stand strong in the storm of ever-changing immigration laws and policies aimed at stripping away immigrants’ …

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Shameful Treatment of Haitians

Published September 27, 2021 Statement from Cheryl Little, Co-founder and Executive Director My first job after graduation from law school was at the Haitian Refugee Center where I learned firsthand the extent of the discrimination against Haitians. Since then, the shameful treatment has only escalated. For decades U.S. policy impacting Haitian asylum seekers has created an almost insurmountable barrier for …

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It’s time for Rubio to take the lead on reforming our broken immigration system | Opinion – Miami Herald

by Cheryl Little and Krystina Francois “Reforms to fix our nation’s broken immigration system are long overdue. To fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and thrive again, we need Sen. Marco Rubio, the son of immigrants, to help lead bipartisan efforts to finally address this urgent issue. It will benefit all Floridians. Despite their value to our society as economic …

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‘My child’s freedom is tied to my own.’ For DACA parents, court ruling brought tears of joy

BY LAUTARO GRINSPAN, Miami Herald Despite the favorable ruling last week, Cheryl Little, executive director of the Miami-based Americans for Immigrant Justice, said in a statement that Dreamers had “little time to breathe easy.” That’s because on June 19, just a day after the Supreme Court announced its decision, a Trump tweet indicated the administration was committed to “submitting enhanced papers” to …

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 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 …