Twelve years ago, just month after the towers fell in New York, New Times reporter Bob Norman showed you that the 9/11 bombers had been allowed to enter the country illegally through Miami. The series that he wrote, "Admitting Terror," won a Livingston Award for Young Journalists because it showed ... More >>
Miamiís immigration judges are not interested in your problems
A place where hookers and drug dealers roam becomes Miami's Soho
Cruise lines throw workers overboard when it comes to providing urgent medical care.
When ex-con Mario Mora was deported to Cuba, he swapped one prison for another
Immigration attorney Cheryl Little spent years banging her head against INS bureaucracy, until a Haitian boat cracked it open
Bring back Robert Rosenberg!
Law enforcement's attempts to muzzle the media help no one
Four more cases of egregious ineptitude at the Immigration and Naturalization Service
The INS has its own peculiar way of meting out justice: Promote the supervisor who intentionally misled Congress and harass the inspector who warned of terrorists
The INS Owes Us an Explanation: But don't expect anything other than self-serving spin
From the issue of October 25, 2001
The immigration service's own describe how America failed to protect its borders from the September 11 terrorists
From the issue of May 10, 2001
From the issue of May 03, 2001
An INS agent discloses blatant anti-Cuban sentiment surrounding last year's raid, and apparent attempts at a coverup. The result? He's threatened.
The world according to public school board member Demetrio Perez includes exile philosophy, Elian propaganda, and old-Havana-school politics.
Could Rick Sanchez, Miami's most notorious journalistic windbag, actually be an agent of Fidel Castro?
Welcome to Alex Penelas's Banana Republic
Nearly a dozen people in the local INS office have filed sexual-harassment complaints against the agency
Elian Gonzalez: Still mum after all these years
Nat Wilcox on bad behavior; and growing radio verde?
The reporters providing us coverage of Elian Gonzalez seem to recognize they're taking part in a shark feed. And they just keep chomping.
Meet Luis and José Cid, Elian Gonzalez's Miami cousins, just a couple of good old-fashioned American criminals
Used, Abused, and Alone
Promoter Debbie Ohanian stared down the City of Miami and won a victory in the area's latest absurdo
Cuban pitching coach Rigoberto Betancourt threw Castro a curve by defecting. Now he's in immigration hell.
Eric Holmes claims the owners of the Adrian Hotel made his life miserable because he refused to marry a Romanian
Juan Garcia Pino was obeying a higher law when he rescued nineteen family members fleeing Cuba. But a more mundane law ruined everything.
Ernesto Mejia has a good job, a loving wife, and a clean record. So why has he been locked up in Krome for more a year?
Cuban salsero Issac Delgado played Miami without incident. Then the government accused him of breaking the law.
Haitian radio host Marcus Garcia's work in Miami is done. It's time for him to go home.
Forget Hiaasen, Balmaseda, and Steinback -- the Herald's weird, wacky "Police Report" is the prose by the pros
Rachel Better never worried about her stateless status until the INS locked her up. Then it was too late.
A congressional delegation inspected Miami's INS operations and found everything to be running smoothly. No wonder. Investigators later discovered they'd been dealing with...
A Haitian refugee is denied asylum after honestly answering a question about his wife's protracted pregnancy
For more than two decades Miami's Haitian Refugee Center was a beacon of hope and a force for justice. Today its director, Guy Victor, is struggling just to keep it afloat.
Sailboat captain Dave Shaw runs afoul of U.S. Customs and finds himself up a creek without his canoe
Exile leaders raised millions to bankroll their plan to refugees to South Florida from Guantanamo -- but money isn't the only stumbling block
From an island in the sea to an island in the heart of Miami
In the old days, INS agents tended to round up illegal-alien cooks and dishwashers. Now they're going after owners.
Internal strife brews at Miami's Haitian Refugee Center, even as the future of 10,000 new clients hangs in the balance