Octavio

Octavio, his U.S. citizen wife, and his family were robbed and assaulted at gunpoint. He cooperated with the police and later testified against his attackers at trial, resulting in their convictions. Unfortunately, when Octavio was headed to the hospital to seek treatment for his family, he was stopped and arrested for driving without a license. He was then transferred to …

AI Justice's Detention Program

ICE unlawfully jails unaccompanied migrant children once they turn 18, judge rules

By Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post A federal judge ruled Thursday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has unlawfully transferred thousands of unaccompanied children who turned 18 to adult detention facilities without considering alternatives, in violation of a 2013 law. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras of Washington, D.C., said he will order changes “in the near future” after a …

Luis

Luis, 32, was born in the Dominican Republic, but lived in the United States as a permanent resident for nearly three decades. Growing up, he had an abusive stepfather, and he had trouble with the law. After a second suicide attempt at age 23, he was finally diagnosed with schizophrenia. Afterward, he made remarkable progress through holistic counseling, psychiatric care, …

ICE tells federal judge the court has no authority over its detention practices

By Monique O. Madan, The Miami Herald U.S. immigration officials have told a Miami federal judge that the court has no authority over how the government chooses to detain and release immigration detainees, and that filing twice-weekly accountability reports to the court would be “unduly burdensome.” Over the weekend, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed a response objecting to a …

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 …

Ameriken pou Jistis Imigran apèl pou yo pibliye Piblikasyon Imedyat pou tout imigran yo te arete nan sant tranzisyonèl Broward

POU DIFIZE IMEDYATMAN 26 mas 2020 Kontak: Ariela Moscowitz amoscowitz@aijustice.org / 305-573-1106 x 1100 MIAMI – Plis pase 700 imigran ki nan prizon nan Sant Tranzisyonèl Broward la (BTC) gen leve vwa yo pou pote atansyon sou move eta ijyèn ak swen sante nan sant detansyon . Ameriken yo pou Jistis Imigran (AI Jistis) rantre nan imigran yo te arete …

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. …