Marlene

Marlene was detained by ICE for 11 months and was deported even after AI Justice took her case to the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. She spent three long years in Trinidad separated from her family. Ultimately AI Justice won her case in 2005, fought to get her back to the United States, and then successfully challenged an appeal …

Americans for Immigrant Justice pide la liberación inmediata de todos los inmigrantes detenidos del Centro de transición de Broward

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA 26 de marzo de 2020 Contacto: Ariela Moscowitz amoscowitz@aijustice.org / 305-573-1106 x 1100 MIAMI – Más de 700 inmigrantes actualmente detenidos en el Centro de Transición de Broward (BTC) tienen alzó la voz para llamar la atención sobre el grave estado de higiene y atención médica en el centro de detención . Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI …

COVID-19 Prompts Some Immigration Facility Closures – But Fewer In South Florida

By TIM PADGETT • MAR 18, 2020 To help stop transmission of the coronavirus, many federal immigration facilities have closed as of Tuesday night. But many are staying open in South Florida. In recent days, immigrant advocates and immigration workers have lobbied or even sued the federal government to close immigration facilities temporarily to keep people safe from the new coronavirus, or COVID-19. …

COVID-19: Inmigrantes Vulnerables Patos Sentados

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA 17 de marzo de 2020 Contacto: Ariela Moscowitz amoscowitz@aijustice.org / 305-573-1106 x 1100 MIAMI : a pesar de la urgente necesidad de que esta administración implemente de inmediato procedimientos para la prevención y gestión de COVID-19 en todos los centros de detención de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) y otros lugares donde las personas deben presentarse …

Jorge

Jorge, a young man in his early twenties, fled from drug traffickers in Honduras after they had murdered over five members of his immediate family and threatened to kill him as well. Jorge was detained crossing the Texas border and was transferred to the Broward Transitional Center. AI Justice worked with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) to negotiate and secure …

Raul

Raul, a man who was blinded in a workplace injury, is almost completely dependent on his family for care. Although he has lived in the U.S. for many years and is married to a legal permanent resident, Raul was undocumented. He and his wife have four U.S. citizen children, all of whom are young adults. Due to his eye injury, …

Luis

Luis and his family were living in an area of Mexico where drug cartels routinely killed and harassed people. After being threatened and extorted, he and his family fled to the United States in fear for their lives. Luis was about 8 years old at the time. In 2012, Luis heard about a federal program that granted temporary relief from …

Immigrants at Key West Jail Report Abuse, Neglect, and Extreme Isolation

ALEXI C. CARDONA | DECEMBER 20, 2019 | 9:00AM Ron W. didn’t know what had landed him in solitary confinement until he heard the word “obstruction.” While waiting in line for his medication at the Monroe County jail in Key West, he began to sing Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” In response, Ron was disciplined for “obstructing the pill line” and sent to isolation for …

Report slams medical care, solitary confinement in Florida immigration detention centers

BY MONIQUE O. MADAN DECEMBER 10, 2019 12:17 PM National civil rights and immigration lawyers are calling on state and federal officials to mandate complete oversight of all adult immigration detention facilities in Florida following a scathing report by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Americans for Immigrant Justice released Monday. The 104-page report highlights “substandard” conditions at Florida’s four adult …