Immigration Clinic: News


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Immigration Clinic Beats Odds to Win Asylum for Honduran Domestic Violence Survivor (April 29, 2022)

Immigration Clinic Students Win Release of Mother Held in Shocking Jail Conditions (March 30, 2022)

Clinics & Community Impact: Fall 2021 ǀ Miami Law (December 2021)

Immigration Clinic Files U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief (October 13, 2021)

Immigration Clinic Helps Overturn Florida’s Racist Anti-Immigrant Law in Federal Court (September 29, 2021)

Miami Federal Judge Blocks Florida from Enforcing Ban on ‘Sanctuary Cities’ (September 21, 2021)

Associate Director of Immigration Clinic Guides Asylum Cases of Political Activists to Victory (September 1, 2021)

ICE, Fla. Detainees Move Toward Settlement In COVID-19 Suit (August 9, 2021)

 News: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Alumnus Forged Civil Rights Career Path through Groundbreaking Work with Immigration Clinic (July 22, 2020)

Recent Graduate Awarded Prestigious Justice Catalyst Fellowship with Texas Civil Rights Project (May 20, 2020)

Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic Wins Order to Release Hundreds of Detainees (May 1, 2020)

Judge Rules in Miami Law's Immigration Clinic Suit Against ICE (April 23, 2020)

Fla. Detainees Sue Feds Over COVID-19 Threat in ICE Facilities (April 13, 2020)

Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic Files Suit Against ICE for Ignoring CDC COVID Guidelines (April 13, 2020)

ICE Ignores Coronavirus Guidelines in Detention, Federal Lawsuit Says. ‘Many will die.’ (April 13, 2020)

Immigration Clinic Calls for Release of Detainee Exposed to COVID-19 Risks (April 7, 2020)

Amid COVID-19 fears, Keys Jail Ends Lucrative Contract, Gives ICE Back its Detainees (April 5, 2020)

4th Miami Law Student Receives Notable Burton Legal Writing Award (March 4, 2020)

Immigration Clinic Helps Jamaican Political Activist Stay in the United States (March 2, 2020)

Haitians Gained Protections to Stay in the U.S. after a Devastating Quake. A decade later, Trump Wants That to End. A report from the University of Miami School of Law found that people deported after being convicted of crimes — including nonviolent drug offenses — are much more likely to become homeless once they return to Haiti, where they are often viewed as extensions of the United States government, with which Haitians are deeply angry. "Finding gainful employment is out of reach for many deportees," the researchers concluded. "Many deportees do not speak fluent Creole or speak Creole with an accent that is recognizably 'American.'" (January 9, 2020)

Immigration Clinic's Ten-Year Legacy (December 3, 2019)

Immigration Clinic Students Go to Jail - Advocacy in the Florida Keys (November 26, 2019)

Marine Veteran and 2L Looks Forward to Second Career in Immigration Law (November 11, 2019)

Immigration Clinic Honored for Suit Against Anti-Sanctuary City Law (October 29, 2019)

Winner of Prestigious Yale Law Writing Competition is Recent Miami Law Grad (October 23, 2019)

Miami Law Joins Immigrant Rights Groups Seeking Preliminary Injunction Against Anti-Sanctuary Bill  (September 27, 2019)

Defending Human Rights of Migrants - Miami Law Kicks Off Timely Lecture Series (September 11, 2019)

 News: Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Professor Rebecca Sharpless Receives AILA’s 2018 Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award (June 25, 2018)

Class Action for 92 Somalis - Immigration Clinic Files Suit (May, 16, 2018)

Somali Detainees Await Their Fate; Frank Stella Takes Over the NSU Museum, WLRN Radio (January 20, 2018)

Smart Takes: Democracy and the Detention of Immigrant Families (January 18, 2018)

Judge Permits Legal Challenge to Miami-Dade’s Detainer Policy (January 17, 2018)

Somalis Injured in Failed Deportation, UM Doctors Find, Hearing Monday (January 4, 2018)

Lawsuit Says Somalis on US Deportation Flight Were Shackled and Abused for 2 Days, Black Christian News (December 20, 2017) 

Lawsuit: 92 Somalis Shackled For Days On US Deportation Flight, (December 20, 2017) 

Lawsuit: 92 Somalis Shackled For Days On US Deportation Flight, CBS-Minnesota (December 20, 2017) 

Lawsuit: Somalis on Botched US Deportation Flight Shackled for Days, (December 20, 2017)

Lawsuit: Somalis on US Deportation Flight Shackled for Days, VOA News (December 20, 2017)

Somalis Faced ‘Inhumane’ Abuse on US Deportation Flight, Africa Report on (December 20, 2017)

Somalis Faced “Inhumane” Abuse on US Deportation Flight, MWS News (December 20, 2017)

Somalis Faced 'Inhumane' Abuse on US Deportation Flight, AL JAZEERA NEWS (December 20, 2017)

Somalis Mistreated During US Deportation Effort, Lawsuit Alleges, (December 20, 2017) 

Somalis on US Deportation Flight Shackled for Day, South Florida Lawsuit Says, Sun (December 20, 2017)

Somalis on US deportation flight shackled for days: Lawsuit, ABC News (December 20, 2017)

Somalis on US deportation flight shackled for days: Lawsuit, (December 20, 2017)

Somalis on US Deportation Flight Shackled for Days: Lawsuit, Miami Herald (December 20, 2017)

Somalis on US Deportation Flight Shackled for Days: Lawsuit, Sun Herald (December 20, 2017)

Somalis on US deportation flight shackled for days: Lawsuit, Houma (December 20, 2017)

Somalis on US Deportation Flight Shackled for Days: Lawsuit, The Olympian (December 20, 2017)

Somalis Were Put in Straitjackets and Threatened with Death on Deportation Flight, Lawsuit Claims, Vice News (December 20, 2017)

U.S. Put 92 Somalis on a Deportation Flight, Then Brought Them Back, The New York Times (December 20, 2017)

Somalis in South Florida Deported by ICE on “Slave Ship” File Class-Action Suit, Miami New Times (December 19, 2017)

Immigration Clinic Files Successful Action: U.S. District Court Judge Halts Deportation Plane to Somali (December 19, 2017)

ICE Kept 92 Immigrants Shackled on a Plane For Two Days in ‘Slave Ship’ Conditions, Advocates Say, Newsweek (December 14, 2017) 

Immigration Clinic Wins Asylum for Roma Man (December 1, 2017)

Immigration Clinic Halts Deportation of Parents of U.S. Children (November 1, 2017)

Guest Blog Post by Professor Rebecca Sharpless: Justice Delayed but Not Denied: Eleventh Circuit on Deliberate Misrepresentation, Immigration Prof Blog (July 18, 2017)

Katheryn Hayes Tucker, ICE Wrongly Deported Contra Rebel After 31 Years, 11th Circuit Says, Daily Report (July 17, 2017)

Miami Law Clinic Sues Miami-Dade County Over Immigration Jail Policy (July 11, 2017)

Caitlin Dickerson, U.S. Citizen Detained by Mistake Sues Miami-Dade Over Immigration Enforcement, The New York Times (July 5, 2017)

Douglas Hanks, Miami-Dade Jail Wrongly Held U.S. Citizen for Deportation, ACLU says in Suit, The Miami Herald (July 5, 2017)

Adriana Gomez Licon, Suit Slams Trump-Influenced Immigrant Detentions in Florida, Associated Press (July 5, 2017)

NBC Miami, Lawsuit Filed Against Miami-Dade County, Mayor Carlos Gimenez Over Immigration Policy (July 5, 2017)

Julio Ricardo Varela, University of Miami Law Clinic Sues Miami-Dade County Over Immigration Detentions, LatinoUSA (July 5, 2017)

Celia Ampel, Miami-Dade County Sued Over Immigration Policy, Daily Business Review (July 5, 2017)

Jerry Iannelli, ACLU Sues Miami-Dade County for Illegally Detaining U.S. Citizen for ICE, New Times (July 5, 2017)

Immigration Clinic Students Take a Stand Against Administration’s Policies (June 6, 2017)

Immigrant Youth Benefit as Miami Law Professors Prevail in FL Supreme Court (May 10, 2017)

 News: Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Immigration Clinic Makes a Difference in the LGBTQI Community (December 17, 2016)

Professor Rebecca Sharpless Delivers Immigration Law “Cert Talk” on Jennings v. Rodriguez (November 17, 2016)

Immigration Clinic Wins Asylum for Honduran Environmentalist (May 18, 2016)

Immigration Clinic Halts Deportation of LGBT Jamaican Client (May 10, 2016)

Immigration Lawyers Hone Cutting-Edge Defense Strategies at Immigration CLE Seminar (May 4, 2016)

Former Immigration Clinic Students Provide Much-Needed Legal Service to Immigrants Throughout the United States (January 12, 2016)  

Miami Law: Part II-Immigration Clinic Helps Unaccompanied Border Children (May 13, 2015)

Miami Law: Part I-Immigration Clinic Helps Unaccompanied Border Children (May 5, 2015)

Miami Law: Immigration Clinic Wins Cases of Jamaican LGBT Immigrants (April 22, 2015)

The Guardian: Haitian activists urge US to halt deportations for minor crimes (February 20, 2015)

The Miami Herald: Activists say Haitian deportations need to stop (February 19, 2015)

WLRN: Study, Activists: Stop U.S. Deportations to Haiti (February 19, 2015)

Law School Clinics Release Report Documenting the Devastating Consequences of U.S. Deportations to Haiti (February 19, 2015) 

The Miami Herald: Haitian author Danticat: Stop deportations to Haiti (February 18, 2015)

Miami Law: Immigration and Human Rights Clinic Publish Report on Post-Earthquake Haiti (February 18, 2015)

Professor Rebecca Sharpless writes an opinion piece for the Miami Herald about detaining immigrants for the federal government.

 News: Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

 News: Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

ACLU delivers a statement on behalf of several groups at UNHRC urging US government to refrain from deporting Haitians (July 4, 2012)

Read the statement presented on July 3, 2012 at the United Nations Human Rights Council by the ACLU, UM's Human Rights and Immigration Clinics, and others concerning Haitian deportations from the U.S. following the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Reuters: UN Urges Countries to Extend Permits for Haitians (June 21, 2011)

The Miami Herald: Groups Ask for UN's Help to End Haiti Deportations (June 16, 2011)

Inter-American Commission Orders United States to Stop Deportations to Cholera-Stricken Haiti (June 2, 2011)

Palm Beach Post: Florida Watches as Supreme Court Set to Hear State of Arizona Argue Immigration Laws (April 22, 2012)

The Miami Herald: Halt Haitian Deportations (Apr. 17, 2011)

ICE Begins Second Round of Deportations to Haiti During Humanitarian Crisis (April 15, 2011)

The Miami Herald: Activists seek end to US deportations to Haiti

The World: Few Haitians seeking protective status

Press Conference: Stop Deportations to Haiti! (April 14, 2011)

ICE Formalizes Policy to Deport Haitians During Humanitarian Crisis (April 1, 2011)

International Human Rights Commission Summons U.S. to Stop Deportations to Haiti Following First Deportee Death (February 4, 2011)

Rights Groups File Emergency Human Rights Petition to Stop Imminent Deportations to Haiti: Earthquake, Cholera and Violence is Death Sentence (January 6, 2011)

Miami Law: U.S. Deportees Face Illegal Detentions, Health Risks in Haiti (November 15, 2011)

SF Gate: U.S. Deportees to Haiti Face Horrific Conditions (November 13, 2011)

Wall Street Journal Online: U.S. Reviews Care of Deported Haitian Who Died (September 20, 2011)

 News: Fall 2009 - Spring 2010