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 …

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 …

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 larry.hannan@splcenter.org/(850) 661-0934 Contact: Mackenzie Sheldon/Americans for Immigrant Justice msheldon@aijustice.org/(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 …