Mario Fabricio Ormachea Aliaga's has one job in his native Bolivia, and it's a pretty important one. The colonel in Bolivia's National Police is the Andean nation's top anti-corruption official. So it's not fantastic for Ormachea's resume that he's currently sitting in Miami's Federal Detention Cent ... More >>
On Monday, the Cuban hard rock band Hipnosis arrived in Miami on the way to a Castro-approved gig in Oakland. But as the band members were waiting in line, they decided to ditch their government minder and declare political asylum. The decision has upended the Cuban music scene. It's also upended t ... More >>
While stuck in limbo at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has requested political asylum from 21 countries. With Brazil officially rejecting his request earlier this morning, nine of those nations have now said no. Snowden's last hope might be the Chavista government in Vene ... More >>
It's been a good while since Fidel Castro had the chance to really poke a big stick into Uncle Sam's eyeball. That's why Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker on the run from espionage charges, might just be the perfect early 87th birthday present for El Comandante. Snowden holed up in Moscow over the wee ... More >>
Read our article on the free-speech fight that forced Palacio to flee his country.Ecuadorian journalist Emilio Palacio -- sentenced last year to three years in prison for denouncing President Rafael Correa -- has been granted political asylum here in the United States.Palacio announced the news this ... More >>
After Imam Foad Farahi declined to become a federal informant, the government tried to destroy him.
U.S. military deserters once again flock to Canada to avoid war. Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
When Cubans leave their homeland, things can get lots worse.
As Chávez grabs more power, three Venezuelans who fled death threats find their struggles don't end with asylum.
Refugees fled slavery, slaughter, and starvation, and got rejected.
Just take it in a little under the arms, please. An astute reader's memory was triggered by "Mock Trial," the article I wrote last week about Miami's immigration judges. Judge Bruce Solow, who said of one asylum seeker's case that it "was so vague and general you could vomit," was the subject o ... More >>
Miamiís immigration judges are not interested in your problems
After thirteen years in Miami, Omila Foufoune Cesaire faces deportation to the Haiti she fled in fear
Immigration attorney Cheryl Little spent years banging her head against INS bureaucracy, until a Haitian boat cracked it open
Remember the stolen car? The crackhouse and hooker? The incomparable entertainment value? Well, the show must go on!
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.
To Panama's incarcerated Maximum Leader, he is a link to the outside world. But who exactly is Rudolfo Castrell?
Here's a new idea: Haitian babies born at the Guantanamo Naval Station should be considered U.S. citizens
Internal strife brews at Miami's Haitian Refugee Center, even as the future of 10,000 new clients hangs in the balance