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Miami Now One of the Worst Places in the U.S. for Asylum Seekers

12 days ago by Manuel Madrid
Trump and his appointees have gleefully dismantled the U.S. asylum system.

Despite Messages of Solidarity, the U.S. Still Deports Venezuelans

4 months ago by Manuel Madrid
When he was ordered deported from the United States, Diego Alejandro Rojas didn't think of himself. His mind didn't turn to the chaos that awaited him in Venezuela. He didn't linger on the death threats from the local paramilitary thugs who forced him to flee in the first place.

Florida ICE Arrests Jumped 36.8 Percent in 2018, Largest Spike in U.S.

11 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
For the second straight year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Miami field area saw the largest proportional spike in immigrant arrests, according to a New Times review of ICE data. ICE released its yearly arrest and deportation statistics for the 2018 fiscal year last December — apprehensions in ICE's Miami "area of...

Joe Gruters Wants to Check the Immigration Status of Every New Employee in Florida

3 months ago by Jess Nelson
State Sen. Joe Gruters — a man who wants to protect hate speech online and has a racist poster hanging in his government office — just can't stop himself. After pushing through a ban on so-called sanctuary cities earlier this year, Gruters vowed to introduce even more anti-immigrant legislation during the upcoming legislative session. Now, the leader of Florida's GOP wants to check the immigration status of every new employee in the state.

Five Times Florida GOP Chair Joe Gruters Proved to Be Brazenly Anti-Immigrant

3 months ago by Manuel Madrid
It's a bad time to be an immigrant in the United States — and an especially bad time to be one in Florida. The Sunshine State has become a spill tray for the various anti-immigrant initiatives spewing from the White House.

ICE Issued False Deportation Requests for 420 U.S. Citizens in Miami-Dade, ACLU Reports

10 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
Two American citizens who live in South Florida— Miamian Garland Creedle and Keys resident Peter Sean Brown — sued Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties after being wrongly held in jail and nearly deported thanks to mistaken paperwork from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Frighteningly, those two people are not alone. According...

Immigrants at Key West Jail Report Abuse, Neglect, and Extreme Isolation

29 days ago by Alexi C. Cardona
The report calls out substandard medical care and detainee deaths.

Miami-Dade Can Be Held Liable for Detaining U.S. Citizen for ICE, Judge Rules

1 year ago by Jerry Iannelli
Garland Creedle is an American citizen. But he nevertheless spent a night in a Miami-Dade County jail waiting to be deported in 2017, thanks to a mistake by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. So, he and the American Civil Liberties Union sued ICE and Miami-Dade County...

Florida Man Smuggled Tyrannosaurus Skeleton into U.S.

7 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
Eric Prokopi, a Gainesville, Florida resident, faces federal charges for illegally importing a nearly compete Tyrannosaurus skeleton into America along with other fossils. Prosecutors call him a "a one-man black market in prehistoric fossils."...

New Bill Would Undo Ban on Sanctuary Cities, Forbid Detention Based on Immigration Status

4 months ago by Manuel Madrid
The battle over Florida's controversial ban on sanctuary cities doesn't look like it will be settled anytime soon. As state lawmakers return to Tallahassee this week to jockey over priorities for the 2020 legislative session in January, Hialeah Rep. Cindy Polo is taking square aim at the contentious anti-sanctuary law, which was forced through by Republican lawmakers in May at the behest of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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