Immigration Clinic: Media Coverage and Press Releases

Immigration Clinic Students

Media

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, Chipiona.org, (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, TwinCities.com (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 Business.com, (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, CNN.com, (December 20, 2017) 

Somalis on US Deportation Flight Shackled for Day, South Florida Lawsuit Says, Sun Sentinel.com, (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, FoxNews.com, (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)

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)

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

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)

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.

 More Media

Miami Law: Immigration Clinic Hosts Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Innovative Immigration Defense (April 15, 2014)

Miami Law: Immigration Clinic Wins Argument for Release of Detainee (February 17, 2014)

Miami Law: Immigration Clinic Students Halt Deportation of Torture Victim (January 21, 2014)

Daily Business Review: UM Law Students Protest Immigration Detainee Conditions  (November 21, 2013)

Miami Law: Miami Law Clinic Students Win Landmark Immigration Case (September 23, 2013)

107 law professors signed this letter opposing Senator Inhofe's Amendment 1203 to the immigration bill. The letter explains why authorizing prolonged and indefinite immigration detention would violate basic principles of due process. (June 13, 2013)

Tampa Bay Times: Law School Students Help Undocumented Immigrants (March 14, 2013)

Orlando Sentinel: Free Legal Clinics for Deferred Action Applicants (March 9, 2013)

Tampa Bay Times: Undocumented Residents Can Get Free Legal Help in Plant City (March 9, 2013)

NBC6: UM Law Students Help Undocumented Youths With Status (March 6, 2013)

Professor Sharpless on the blog crImmigration: Chaidez v. US: Assuming Teague Applies, Padilla Announced a New Rule in February 2013.

American Immigration Council Challenges Denial of Motion to Suppress Evidence Obtained Through Unlawful Police Conduct (November 28, 2012)

Professor Rebecca Sharpless blogs on Chaidez case argued on November 1, 2012 before the U.S. Supreme Court

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

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)

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

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

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

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

The World: Few Haitians seeking protective status

Newsweek: An American Dream Gone to Pot, Should legal immigrants be deported for drug possession? The Supreme Court will decide

Daily Business Review: UM Law School opens immigration clinic

The Next Generation (October 7, 2010)

Press Releases

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

Report Urges United States to Stop Deportations to Post-Earthquake Haiti University of Miami School of Law Students Call For Shutdown Of Immigration Detention In Glades County Jail (November 20, 2013)

American Immigration Council Challenges Denial of Motion to Suppress Evidence Obtained Through Unlawful Police Conduct (November 28, 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

CONTACT INFORMATION

Immigration Clinic
University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive, E273
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-284-6092
Fax: 305-284-6093

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LEADERSHIP


Rebecca Sharpless, Director and Professor of Clinical Legal Education

Romy Lerner

Romy Lerner, Associate Director & Lecturer in Law

IN ACTION

Haiti Report
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Immigration Clinic students: Caroline McGee, Michelle Abeckjerr, Elby Hernandez, Amanda Parra Criste, Rina Urias-Brizuela, Lindsay Macdonald, and Adam Hoock
Immigration Clinic Helps Unaccompanied Border Children

Immigration Clinic students Valori Corral-Nava and Tatyana Krimus
Class Action for 92 Somalis - Immigration Clinic Files Suit.

Students Candelario Saldana & Pablo Pazos
Immigration Clinic Sues County Over Jailing of Immigrants.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Immigration Clinic
University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive, E273
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-284-6092
Fax: 305-284-6093

Make a Gift

LEADERSHIP


Rebecca Sharpless, Director and Professor of Clinical Legal Education

Romy Lerner

Romy Lerner, Associate Director & Lecturer in Law

IN ACTION

Haiti Report
Click here for PDF version.

Immigration Clinic students: Caroline McGee, Michelle Abeckjerr, Elby Hernandez, Amanda Parra Criste, Rina Urias-Brizuela, Lindsay Macdonald, and Adam Hoock
Immigration Clinic Helps Unaccompanied Border Children

Immigration Clinic students Valori Corral-Nava and Tatyana Krimus
Class Action for 92 Somalis - Immigration Clinic Files Suit.

Students Candelario Saldana & Pablo Pazos
Immigration Clinic Sues County Over Jailing of Immigrants.

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