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Guide to the Americans For Immigrant Justice Records, 1982-2011 and undated

Abstract

Americans for Immigrant Justice (formerly Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center [FIAC]) is a not-for-profit legal assistance organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the basic human rights of immigrants of all nationalities. The Americans for Immigrant Justice records span the years of 1980-2011. The collection contains project files and correspondence regarding immigrant detention policy and conditions in the state of Florida, particularly concerning the Haitian community; legal documents regarding the same, including restricted and confidential legal files; and audiovisual material produced by or for FIAC. The bulk of materials are organized by subject and detention facility.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Americans for Immigrant Justice
Title
Americans For Immigrant Justice records 1982-2011
Language of Material
English, Spanish, Haitian Creole
Extent
31.5 Linear Feet, 23625 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Americans for Immigrant Justice (AIJ) records, formerly the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC), span the years of 1980-2011. This collection contains extensive documentation of the events and crises surrounding asylum, deportation, detention and abuses that took place within Florida detention centers from the years 1980 to 2011, as well as documentation regarding issues of repatriation. It records the efforts of FIAC to advocate on behalf of immigrant and refugee populations in Florida during this time. The majority of material in this collection deals with Haitians seeking asylum in the U.S., but also includes material on Cuban refugees. Many files focus on Cheryl Little's work with child refugees and detainees and their asylum claims, and on discrimination against female immigrants. Files also include material on interdiction at sea and related court documents, government immigration policy pre- and post-9/11, documentation on hunger strikes at various facilities, material related to the Haitian Boat crises, and documentation of raids on immigrant populations. The detention facilities of particular concern in this collection include Guantanamo, Krome, and Turner Guilford Knight correctional facilities, as well as Florida's county jails.

The collection contains legal documents related to the activity of FIAC, including affidavits of detainees held in Florida facilities, and other court documents, such as court pleadings and briefings; reports on facility conditions; correspondence, including correspondence between detainees and their families, letters from concerned citizens, and formal correspondence between FIAC, especially Cheryl Little, and other organizations and officials; case studies and reports on immigration and refugee crises, and reports of abuses and conditions in Florida detention facilities; FBI interviews with detainees; related articles and speeches; restricted material, including medical records; and promotional and educational videos produced by or for FIAC, documentary footage of missions and events, and press conference and news footage.

The series in this collection include the Detention Series, the Immigrant and Refugees Series, the Legal Files Series, the General Organizational Records Series, the Audiovisual Series and the Photographic Materials Series. The bulk of the material for this collection belongs to the Detention Series and the Immigrant and Refugees Series.

Administrative Information

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The Legal Files Series is restricted. Researchers must receive prior authorization from AI Justice in order to access the material in this series. All other series are unrestricted. Once authorization has been granted, AI Justice will contact the Rubenstein Library directly and provide name of researcher, dates of use, and which boxes may be accessed. .

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Contents of the Collection

Series contains documents related to detention facilities holding immigrant and refugee populations of interest to Florida Immigration Advocacy Center, particularly Haitian populations. The series focuses on Krome, Turner Guilford Knight, and Guantanamo detention facilities as well as county jails and other facilities holding immigrants and refugees. Many files deal with allegations of abuse and mismanagement within the facilities. Files include legal documents such as affidavits and court records and other materials such as newspaper articles, correspondence, government reports, and PR materials. Also included are files related to Haitian asylum and repatriation and materials related to Guantanamo children and child refugees. Sensitive and confidential material has been moved to the Legal Files series. Files are arranged in rough alphabetical order.

Subseries contains materials related to Guantanamo detention facility, particularly with regard to the Haitian population and child refugees detained at Guantanamo. The subseries includes affidavits, emergency action and funding requests, reports on facility conditions, correspondence, press releases and published reports.

Action/Support for Guantanamo minors
Box 1
Ad Hoc Committee
Box 1
Guantanamo Affidavits (clean copy) trip: 1994 Dec. 6-10
Box 1
Guantanamo Affidavits (clean copy) trip: 1995 Jan. 18-20
Box 1
Articles, 1994-1995
Box 1
Assisting refugees at Guantanamo, 1994-1995
Box 1
Guantanamo Children Informational Packet, 1995 April 25
Box 1
Donna Abbott - Guantanamo reports
Box 1
Double backers and returnees new article
Box 1
Emergency funding to assist Guantanamo detainees settling in Florida
Box 1
Guantanamo, 1991-1992
Box 1
Guantanamo Children - emergency action requests

Amnesty and Tap Tap meeting.

Box 1
Guantanamo Children - flights to Guantanamo

Air Sunshine.

Box 1
Guantanamo Children - rally protesting detention, 1995 Jan. 7
Box 1
Guantanamo Children - team background information

When in Haiti.

Box 1
Fate returnees
Box 1
Guantanamo - forms
Box 1
General - Gray, William
Box 1
General - Guantanamo reports

Background, etc.

Box 1
General information
Box 1
Guantanamo's H's-M's - Reparole and EAD, 1996
Box 2
Haitian asylum: Coven

Beyer memo.

Box 2
Haitian asylum/country conditions, 1996
Box 2
Haitians denied citizenship
Box 2
Haitian Guantanamo cases/A.O., 1997
Box 2
Haiti report, 1995

Karla Pearcy, 1995 Aug. 8.

Box 2
Haiti trip - repatriated Haitians
Box 2
Interview/returnees, 1992 Feb.

Originals, etc.

Box 2
Letters: Congressional etc., 1994 Nov. - 1995 July
Box 2
Letters - Reno, 1995

U.S. Attorney General.

Box 2
Letters - Waxman packet, 1995 July
Box 2
Meissner's open letter to Haitian community, 1994 August 5
Box 2
Memos, reports, and letters on regulations and policy in Guantanamo
Box 2
Mildred Aristide packet
Box 2
Not in Their Best Interest: A Report on the U.S. Government's Forcible Repatriation of Guantanamo's Unaccompanied Haitian Children, 1995 May
Box 3
Guantanamo packet, 1995 Feb.
(3 folders)
Box 3
Guantanamo packet - update, 1995 Mar. 22
Box 3
P. Coven meeting 1996, Aug. 2
Box 3
Petitions/Letters of support
Box 3
Post-Guantanamo
Box 3
Press conferences, 1995

Guantanamo Children, Jan. 24, March 8, March 31, May 22, June 29, July 31.

Box 3
Press: general file
Box 3
Press Releases, 1994 Dec. 12 and 1996 April 1
Box 3
Guantanamo processing, 1992
Box 3
Resolutions
Box 3
Special immigrant status for foster children
Box 3
Supplemental information, 1994-1996, Guantanamo
(3 folders)
Box 3
UNHCR correspondence
Box 3
Update reports
Box 3

Subseries contains materials related to Krome detention facility, including some material on children's asylum claims. The subseries includes affidavits, articles, correspondence, reports about facility conditions and policies, information on the hunger strike, and court cases files.

79th St. Incident, 1990 July
Box 4
Abuse/ILEMP/Krome, 1990
Box 4
Abuses, 1989, 1991, 1993
Box 4
Abuses at Krome, 1989
(2 folders)
Box 4
Access to Krome, 1998
Box 4
Krome Affidavits, 2000
Box 4
Affidavits of Abuse, 1989-1991
Box 4
Affidavits and Articles, pp.1-220
(10 folders)
Box 4
Affidavit: Medcraft
Box 5
Affidavits - no names, incl. rape
Box 5
Transfer Affs and others, 1991 April 4
Box 5
Airport Ct. 1996-1997
Box 5
Akburak, Nazim
Box 5
Amnesty International 1989-1993
Box 5
Articles and letters, 1986-1992
Box 5
Articles/reports/letters 1991-1994

Re: Haiti issues.

Box 5
Article, Haiti: An Island Between Seasons, Shacocks, Bob. Harper's Bazaar, 1987 Feb.
Box 5
Articles re: Krome, 1990-1996
Box 5
Article, Spirit-Murdering the Messenger, Williams, Patricia.
Box 5
Krome, Attorney Access, 1985
Box 5
Krome Background, 1996
Box 5
Chiles v. Moore
(4 folders)
Box 5
Concerns at Krome, 1998
Box 6
Correspondence, Krome, 1998
Box 6
Correspondence, Krome, 1999
Box 6
Correspondence, 1999-2000
Box 6
Correspondence, 2002
Box 6
Detention Forum, 1996 Feb. 16
Box 6
Double standard, 1986-1990
Box 6
Tony Ebibillio Epken
Box 6
Ebibillo Tony
Box 6
Fat Pack II
Box 6
FOIA - investigation on Krome, 1998
Box 6
FTCA, 1991
Box 6
Haitian Arrivals, 1998 May 16
Box 6
HRC v. Reno
(3 folders)
Box 7
Hunger strike, 1991
Box 7
Hunger strike, 1992-1993
Box 7
Informational, inside Krome, policies and more, 1998
Box 7
INS detention standards
Box 7
INS detention standards, 1998
Box 7
INS guidelines for children's asylum claims, 1998
Box 7
Kattola v. Reno
(3 of 6 folders)
Box 7
Kattola v. Reno
(3 of 6 folders)
Box 8
Krome 1982
Box 8
Krome 1986
Box 8
Krome 1987
Box 8
Krome 1988
Box 8
Krome 1989
(4 folders)
Box 8
Krome 1990
Box 9
Krome, 1990 April 12

Haitian complaints against Krome detention center.

Box 9
Krome, 1990-1991
Box 9
Krome, 1992
Box 9
Krome, 1996

Includes Krome tour, 1996 April.

Box 9
Krome, 1999
(3 folders)
Box 9
Krome's Invisible Prisoners: Cycles of Abuse and Neglect, 1996 July
Box 9
Krome reports
Box 9
Krome Organization Intervention Report, 1997
Box 9
Krome Report, 1991
(1 of 5)
Box 9
Krome Report, 1991
(2-5 of 5)
Box 10
Krome Report, final originals, 1991 June
Box 10
Krome update urgent action letters
Box 10
Letters from HRC attorneys to INS officials and others, Krome
Box 10
Letters from politicians, Krome

Treatment of Haitian refugees.

Box 10
Memos DDJ
Box 10
Misc. Krome and TGK
(2 folders)
Box 10
Model motion
Box 10
Newspaper articles, Krome
Box 10
Notes
Box 10
Official Transcript Proceedings before The Supreme Court of the U.S., Gene McNary V HRC ct A1-89-1332, 1990, Oct. 10
Box 10
Parole, 1991-1992
Box 10
Persecution of Haitian Returnees and Inadequacy of INS Pre-Screening Procedure, 1992
Box 10
Political Asylum Issues, 1989
Box 10
Rape case
Box 10
Rape case, Marie Baptiste
Box 10
Returnees/interviews, for copy, 1992 Feb.-March
Box 10
Simao, Hermes Santos Jr.
Box 11
Stepick - Haitians released from Krome, 1984
Box 11
Stowaways
Box 11
Supplement, Krome, 1998
(6 folders)
Box 11
Supplemental articles and statements, Krome
Box 11
Testimony of Cong. Carrie P. Meek, 1994 June 15
Box 11
Update, Krome, 1996-1997
(3 folders)
Box 11
Update, Krome, 1999
Box 11
Wislaine Theresia's baby case
Box 11

Subseries contains materials related to Turner Guilford Knight (TGK) Correctional Center.

Abraham - Prof.
Box 12
Alternative setting for detainees
Box 12
FIAC correspondence
Box 12
TGK forms
Box 12
General information
Box 12
Memos/articles
Box 12
TGK miscellaneous
Box 12
Packet
Box 12
Pro Bono
Box 12
TGK report
Box 12
Support groups/TGK
Box 12
Urgent action/sign-on
Box 12

Subseries contains materials related to Florida county jails. The subseries mainly includes affidavits and reports on facility conditions.

Complaint letter about the county jail to Representative Ros-Lehtinen
Box 13
County jails visit, 1999 July
Box 13
County jails affidavits, 1996-1997
Box 13
Affidavits, 1998
Box 13
Affidavits continued, 1998
Box 13
Affidavits, 2000
Box 13
Affidavits - Key West, 1998

Originals.

Box 13
County jail articles
Box 13
County jail's conditions

Citrus/Hornando/Manatee.

Box 13
Conditions at Varick Street Immigration Detention Center, 1993
Box 13
County Jail - detainees' letters, affidavits, etc., 1998
Box 13
Florida County Jails: INS's Secret Detention World, 1997 Nov.
Box 13
County jails, 1999
Box 13
County jails - Florida

Pending.

Box 13
Jackson County Jail
Box 14
Jackson County Jail affidavits
Box 14
Jackson county jails inspection reports, FOIA reports, etc.
(2 folders)
Box 14
Jackson County Jail notes: detainees
Box 14
Manatee County Jail
Box 14
Oakdale
Box 14
Pike County Jail
Box 14
Private prisons/Kendall
Box 14
Report on county jails, drafts
Box 14
County jail supplement, 1998
(1 of 3)
Box 14
County jail supplement, 1999
Box 14

Subseries contains materials related to general detention issues of interest to the FIAC. The subseries mainly includes documents regarding detention procedures and abuses and cases of indefinite detention.

Affidavit and client information, expedited removal, 1992-1997
Box 15
Detention, 1990-1991
Box 15
Detention abuses, 1987-1991
(3 folders)
Box 15
Dying For Decent Care: Bad Medicine in Immigration Custody, 2009 Feb.
Box 15
Indefinite detention, 1997-1999
(2 folders)
Box 15
INS detainees in Florida, 2001
Box 15
INS detainees in Florida, supplement, 2002
Box 15
INS detention, 1989-1990
Box 16
INS detention, 1996-1997
(2 folders)
Box 16
INS procedures, 1993-1995
Box 16
Post-custody review, undated
Box 16

Series contains documents related to immigrant and refugee populations of interest to FIAC, particularly Haitian populations. Files primarily deal with issues of deportation and asylum, as well as issues relating to US detention. Files include legal documents such as affidavits and court records and other materials such as newspaper articles, correspondence, government reports, and PR materials. Sensitive and confidential material has been moved to the Legal Files series. Files are arranged in rough alphabetical order.

Subseries contains documents related primarily to issues of, and cases related to, deportation and asylum specifically within the Haitian community and the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center's work. Many files deal with the Haitian Boat crises of 2001 and 2002, with some focus on women and children refugees and children stranded in Haiti. Subseries also includes materials on various crises in Haiti, including the AIDs crisis and the 2011 earthquake. Files include articles, letters, asylum seeker statemets, district court pleadings and briefings, documentation on hunger strikes, and court documents regarding interdiction.

After the Earthquake, 2011
Box 17
Air France, 1994
Box 17
AIDS, 1987-1992
Box 17
AIDS comment, 1987-1989
Box 17
Articles, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2001), 2001-2002
(2 folders)
Box 17
Articles, Children stranded in Haiti, 1993
(3 folders)
Box 17
Articles, letters to politicians, etc., 1990-1991
(1-3 of 5 folders)
Box 17
Articles, letters to politicians, etc.
(4-5 of 5)
Box 18
Asylum seeker statements, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2001), 2002
Box 18
Attorney General, INS Commissioner, International Affairs, communication, 1994
Box 18
Case #81-1497-CIV-JE, Wilmer Luberisse and Job Dessin, 1981
Box 18
Charter flights, 1994
Box 18
Children - Haiti - reports, 1991-1992, 1995
Box 18
Clinton position paper and article, 1992
Box 18
Coast guard interdiction at sea, 2002
Box 18
Comfort Suites, 2002-2003
Box 18
Conditions in Haiti: Cauler letter, 1997
Box 18
Conference on current migration crisis, Senator Kennedy, 2003 Feb. 5
Box 18
Congressional communication, 1993
Box 18
Congressional hearings, , Haitian boat refugee crisis (2001), 2002 Oct. 1
(2 folders)
Box 18
Congressional letters, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2001), 2001-2002
Box 18
Correspondence with U.S. Department of Justice, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2001), 2001-2002
Box 18
Correspondence - Walter Cadman, INS District Director, 1994-1995
Box 18
Different viewpoints, 2002
Box 18
Documentation, U.S. consulate in Haiti, 1996
Box 18
Discriminatory treatment, 2002-2003
Box 18
Detained Haitians, 2003
Box 18
District court briefings II, habeus memos
(2 folders)
Box 19
District court opinions, 1985-1987
Box 19
District court pleadings I, Arellano v. Weinberger, 1984
Box 19
District court pleadings I, 1985-1987
(1-6 of 7 folders)
Box 19
District court pleadings I, 1985-1987
(7 of 7 folders)
Box 20
District court pleadings II, 1986-1989
(2 folders)
Box 20
EAD's, 1993, 1995
Box 20
"Freedom for 24 Haitian women" saga, 2002
Box 20
Funding requests, 1994
Box 20
General - Dow, Mark, Haiti articles, 1994-1996
Box 20
General information, 1994
Box 20
Governor Jeb Bush statement, 2002
Box 20
Haitian asylum, 1992
(7 folders)
Box 20
Haitian asylum seekers, 2002
Box 21
Haitian asylum seekers, 2003
(3 folders)
Box 21
Congressional letters, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2002), 2002-2003
Box 21
FIAC correspondence, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2002), 2003
Box 21
EOIR, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2002), 2002
Box 21
INS/Human rights organizations response to Haitian boatload, 2002 October 29
Box 21
Legal, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2002), 2002-2003
Box 21
Haitian boat refugee crisis (2002 Oct. 29) press coverage, 2002
(5 folders)
Box 21
Smuggling charges, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2002), 2003
Box 22
Summaries/talking points, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2001)
Box 22
Talking points; backgrounder; chronology, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2002)
Box 22
Urgent actions; resolutions; press releases, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2002)
Box 22
Women and children, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2002)
Box 22
On file/affidavits, 1993-1997
Box 22
Amnesty International, 1993-1994
Box 22
Amnesty International for children, 1994
Box 22
The Congressional Black Caucus, 1994
Box 22
Congress person, 1993
Box 22
Closing of embassies, undated
Box 22
Letters of support, 1993
Box 22
Mexico, 1994
Box 22
Newspaper articles, 1991-1994
Box 22
Policy, 1993-1994
Box 22
School board of Dade county Florida, 1994
Box 22
Students' work, 1994
Box 22
Haitians in the Dominican Republic, 1996
Box 22
Haiti informational, 1993-1999
Box 22
Haitian issues, 2002-2003
Box 22
Haitian packet attachments, 2002
Box 23
Haitian packet, 2003
(2 folders)
Box 23
Haitian packet, Haitian boat, 2001 Dec. 3
(4 folders)
Box 23
Appendix A: declarations, statements and testimony of detainees and their families and their advocates
Box 23
Appendix B: articles
(1-2 of 5)
Box 23
Appendix B: Articles
(3-5 of 5)
Box 24
Appendix C: U.S. policies, declarations, legal decisions
(2 folders)
Box 24
Appendix D: correspondences, press releases, etc.
(5 folders)
Box 24
Indices, additional: affidavits and articles
Box 24
Missing footnotes documents
Box 25
H.R. 3663: Haitian refugee fairness act, 1994
Box 25
Haitian repatriations, 2000-2001
Box 25
Haiti update, 2000
Box 25
Haitian Women of Miami - Marleine Bastien (forms, memos), 1995
Box 25
Hearing on Haitian detention/interdiction, 1989
Box 25
HIV 1994-1996
Box 25
Informal briefings before U.S. commission on civil rights, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2001), 2002 June 21
Box 25
Interdiction 1994
Box 25
Interdiction lawsuit, 1984
(3 folders)
Box 25
Media, 1994
Box 25
Miami-Dade commissioner's resolution, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2001), 2002
Box 25
Miscellaneous, 1992-1994
Box 25
The National Coalition for Haitian Rights (NCHR), 1994, 2003
Box 25
NCHR - expenses, 1994
Box 25
NGO/local organizational support, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2001), 2002-2003
Box 25
NPR morning edition (Ernest Belisere), 1992 Feb. 11
Box 26
Oversite hearing on Haitian and Cuban immigrants, 1991
Box 26
Other, 2002
Box 26
Press conference, 2003 March 24
Box 26
Press packet, 2002, November 1
Box 26
Press releases, 1994
Box 26
Press releases, letters to politicians, etc., 2002
Box 26
Press releases, urgent actions, Haitian boat (2001), 2002
Box 26
Processing immigrant visas for Haitians in Mexico, 1988
Box 26
Questions for Haitians returned to Haiti, 2002 Aug.
Box 26
Rally for children, 1993 Sept. 26
Box 26
Randall Robinson hunger strike, 1994
Box 26
Refugee Refoulment: The Forced Return of Haitians under the U.S. - Haitian Interdiction Agreement, 1990 March
Box 26
Reno memo on Toboso, 1994-2002
Box 26
Sign on to American Immigrant Lawyers Association, regarding Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRAIRA), 1997
Box 26
Children stranded in Haiti, sign ons for report faxes, potentials - fax list of names, 1994
Box 26
South Ridge High students, 2002
Box 26
Stepick affidavits master file, 1983-1985
Box 26
St. Thomas University Law School - Parolees, 1993-1994
Box 26
Summaries, 2003
Box 26
Children stranded in Haiti, 1993
Box 26
Supporting documents about Haiti, 2002 August
Box 26
Transcript of hearing, Haitian boat refugee crisis (2001), 2002 Oct. 1
Box 26
U.S. consulate in Haiti, 1993-1994
Box 26
U.S. Department of State responses to congressional inquiries regarding Haitian refugees, 2002
Box 26
Regarding U.S. Haitian policy, 1993
Box 26
YMCA Houston, 1994
Box 26

Files contain documents related to issues of deportation, asylum, and immigration within the US, including materials regarding the Cuban refugee population and some material regarding Eastern European refugees. Subseries particularly focuses on discrimination against female immigrants. Files also include material regarding gay rights immigration and raids on immigrant populations. Materials primarily include case studies, articles, and court reports applicable to Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center's work, but not directly related to it.

CIV - Graham #98-1134, 1998-1999
(4 folders)
Box 27
Cuban detainees, 1996-1998
Box 27
Discrimination against female immigrants, 1986-1996
Box 27
U.S. Discrimination against women, 1980-1987
(3 folders)
Box 27
Extension 5 to Lindemann Declaration, 1986
(1-3 of 6)
Box 27
Extension 5 to Lindemann Declaration, 1986
(4 to 6 of 6)
Box 28
Farmworkers, 1996-1999
Box 28
Gay rights immigration, 2000-20002
Box 28
HIV update, 1992
Box 28
Immigrant women articles, letters, studies, 1988-1994
(3 folders)
Box 28
Immigrant women: Cheryl's notes, 1982-1993 and undated
Box 28
Immigrant women: miscellaneous booklets, articles, 1991-1995
Box 28
Immigrant women: public benefits litigation, 1988
Box 28
Immigrant women: women in farm labor population, 1988
Box 29
Indefinite detention packet, 1999
Box 29
Public benefits paybacks, 1996-1998
(2 folders)
Box 29
Raids, 1997
Box 29
Raids, 1997-1998
Box 29
Raids, file #1 - documentation, 1997
Box 29
Raids, file #2 - people/organizations already faxed, 1997
Box 29
Raids, file #3 - forms for documentation, 1997
Box 29
Raids, file #4 - raids information, 1997
Box 29
Raids, file #5 - articles and miscellaneous, 1997
Box 29
Raids articles, 1998
Box 29
Selugal - workplace raids, 1997 Mar. 28
Box 29
Raids - women, 1998
Box 29
Refugee right of spouse and children to join, 1996
Box 29
Rositch, Irina and Hristo Sabev, 1997
Box 29
Securing Our Borders: Post 9/11 Scapegoating of Immigrants, 2005
Box 29
Sugar cane workers suit, 1989
(1-2 of 4 folders)
Box 29
Sugar cane workers suit, 1989
(3-4 of 4)
Box 30
Temporary protected status - letters, addresses, etc., 1989-1994
Box 30
Trujillo et. al. v. Reno et. al, 1998
(4 folders)
Box 30
General - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 1995-1997
Box 30
Unleash the Dream: End the Colossal Waste of Young Immigrant Talent, 2010 April
Box 30
Women - asylum and gender, 1995-1999
Box 30

Series contains documents related to detention centers and immigrant and refugee populations of interest to FIAC. Materials in this series have been pulled from the Detention, Immigrants and Refugees, and A/V series based on their potential sensitive or confidential nature. Files include legal documents such as unsigned affidavits, correspondence with or about clients, medical records, and other statements and potential evidence. Files are arranged in rough alphabetical order.

The Legal Files Series is restricted. Researchers must receive prior authorization from AI Justice in order to access the material in this series. All other series are unrestricted. Once authorization has been granted, AI Justice will contact the Rubenstein Library directly and provide name of researcher, dates of use, and which boxes may be accessed. .

Subseries contains documents related to detention facilities holding Haitian immigrants and refugees of concern to the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center. Many files deal with requests for asylum, including legal documents such as asylum seeker statements, court pleadings, and affidavits. The subseries also includes PR material, correspondence, and records regarding interdiction lawsuits. Files are arranged in rough alphabetical order.

Air France, 1994
Box 31
American Airlines, 1994
Box 31
Asylum seeker statements (Haitian boat refugee crisis (2001 Dec. 3), 2002
Box 31
Haitian asylum, 1992
Box 31
Attorney General, INS Commissioner, International Affairs communication, 1994
Box 31
Blood tests, 1982-1988
Box 31
Ceide, Nicolas, 1988 Nov. 4
Box 31
Charter flights, 1994
Box 31
Children and adults stranded in Haiti - profiles and parole information, 1993-1994
(2 folders)
Box 31
Comfort Suites, 2002-2003
Box 31
Congress: oral communication, 1994
Box 31
Correspondence with U.S. Department of Justice (Haitian boat refugee crisis, 2001 Dec. 3), 2002
Box 31
Detained Haitians, 2003
Box 31
Detention documents, 2002
Box 31
District court pleadings I (1982-1988)
Box 31
District court pleadings II (1987)
Box 31
EADs, 1993, 1995
Box 31
Fort Pierce - lists, 1994
Box 32
Guerrier, Luckner (1983-1988)
Box 32
Haitian asylum seekers, 2002
Box 32
Haitian boat chart, 2002
Box 32
Deported Haitians, Haitian boat refugee crisis, 2002 Oct. 29
Box 32
Haitian packet, Haitian boat refugee crisis, 2001 Dec. 3
Box 32
Haitian boat refugee crisis - legal, 2002 Oct. 29
Box 32
Talking points: backgrounder, chronology - Haitian boat refugee crisis, 2002 Oct. 29
Box 32
Haitian boat refugee crisis, women and children, 2002 Oct. 29
Box 32
Blood tests, 1988-1992
Box 32
Correspondence regarding clients, 1994
Box 32
Mexico, 1994 and undated
Box 32
On file affidavits, 1992-1994
Box 32
Speeches, etc., 1994
Box 32
Haiti informational, 1993-1999
Box 32
Haitian issues, 2002
Box 32
Haitian kids, success stories, 1992-1993
Box 32
Haitian packet, 2003
Box 32
Haitian packet, 2002-2003
Box 32
"Haitian Refugees," Appendix A, declarations, statements, testimonies, 2002-2004
Box 32
"Haitian Refugees," indices - affidavits, 2002-2003
Box 32
Haitian repatriations, 2000-2001
Box 32
Humanitarian parole, 1993-1994
Box 32
Interdiction, 1994
Box 32
Interdiction lawsuit, 1997
(1 of 3)
Box 32
Interdiction lawsuit, 1997
(2-3 of 3)
Box 33
Letters from Phillis Wheatley Elementary School students on behalf of Stephanie Jean Baptist, 1993
Box 33
Letters from Haitians arrested upon arrival to U.S., 1985
Box 33
List of asylum seekers, statements, etc. 2002
Box 33
Media, 1993
Box 33
Miscellaneous, 1991-1994
Box 33
Notes on affidavit, 1992
Box 33
National Coalition for Haitian Refugees (NCHR), 1994
Box 33
NCHR - expenses, 1994
Box 33
Outside hearing on Haitian and Cuban immigrants, 1991
Box 33
Packet sent to visa office requesting family sponsored visas, 2004 Dec. 1
Box 33
Post-custody release requests, 1998-1999
Box 33
Ray, Michael, 1994
Box 33
Sidney, Willy (Steve Forester's case), 1983-1989
Box 33
Stanton report, 1994
Box 33
St. Thomas University - parolees, 1994
Box 33
Summaries, 2002-2003
Box 33
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 1994
Box 33
UPL, 1991
Box 33
U.S. consulate in Haiti, 1993-1994
Box 33
YMCA - Houston (1994)
Box 33

Subseries contains documents related to Guantanamo detention facility and immigrant and refugee populations of interest to FIAC. The majority of materials in this subseries address unaccompanied minors, children detained at Guantanamo, and individual case files. Files include statements, affidavits, correspondence, and other material regarding individual cases and detainees. Files are arranged in rough alphabetical order.

Affidavits of parents and relatives of unaccompanied Haitian children, 1995 Mar.
(2 folders)
Box 34
Mildred Aristide Packet, 1996
Box 34
Belice, Rosemene, 1995
Box 34
Celestin, Carol, 1994-1995
Box 34
Children's affidavits and letters from Guantanamo, 1994-1995
Box 34
Clearance documents for travel to Guantanamo and information regarding contact with refugee children, 1995
Box 34
Confidential unopened mail, including audio cassette, 1982, 1999 and n.d.
Box 34
Correspondence - children at Guantanamo, 1995
Box 34
Dossiers de Mr. Bernard Jean Pierre Clénès, Coordonnateur Général O.E.R.O., 1994-1996
Box 34
Double backers and returnees, 1992
Box 34
Dr. Joseph Fanfan - medical interviews, 1995 and undated
Box 34
Fater returnees, 1992-1993
Box 34
Faxes, etc. regarding individual cases, 1994-1995
Box 34
Felisme, Olgine, 1995-1997
Box 34
File for contacts in Haiti, 1995 and undated
Box 34
Guantanamo affidavits (clean copy), trip, 1994 Dec. 6-10
Box 34
Guantanamo affidavits (clean copy), trip, 1995 January 18-20
Box 34
Affidavits - Guantanamo, 1995 Feb. 28-Mar. 3
Box 35
Guantanamo affidavits, 1995 May 30-June 2
Box 35
Guantanamo children - Guantanamo trip, 1995 Jan. 17-20
Box 35
Guantanamo children - Guantanamo trip (flight information, etc.), 1995 Feb. 28-Mar. 3
Box 35
Guantanamo children - Guantanamo trip, 1995 May 30-June 1
Box 35
Guantanamo children information packet,"Sec 3: The Cases of Returned Children" only, 1995 Apr. 25
Box 35
Guantanamo H's-Um's - Reparole and EAD, 1996
Box 35
Guantanamo Haitian minor list, 1997
Box 35
Haitian minors report from Guantanamo, 1995-1996
Box 35
Haitian minors resettled in U.S., 1995
Box 35
Guantanamo Haitians, 1995
Box 35
Guantanamo lists/file, 1995
(2 folders)
Box 35
Haiti report, Karla Pearcy, 1995
Box 35
Haitian asylum, country conditions 1996
Box 36
Haiti trip - repatriated Haitians, 1995-1996
Box 36
Haitians in Guantanamo, 1994
Box 36
Hunger strike articles and rought draft letter, 1999
Box 36
Immigration related - copies of affidavits used in report, some important notes on how to get in touch with kids in Haiti, 1995
Box 36
Interviews/returnees, 1992 Feb.
Box 36
Investigative report: Guantanamo, 1994 Sept. 20
Box 36
Letter from children at camp 9, 1995
Box 36
Letter regarding children to Congresswoman Meek from Cheryl Little, 1999
Box 36
Letters from Guantanamo and miscellaneous correspondence, 1994-1995 and undated
Box 36
Packet: Raul Hernandez and Meg Laughlin, 1996 May
Box 36
Guantanamo - Haitian minors repatriated lists, 1995-1996 and undated
Box 36
Repatriated Haitian minors, letters (originals and translations), 1996
Box 36
Sponsors, 1995
Box 36
Statements of children for representation, 1994-1995
Box 36
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) correspondence, Guantanamo, 1995
Box 36
Update reports, 1995 and undated
Box 36

Subseries contains documents related to Krome detention facility and immigrant and refugee populations of interest to FIAC. Materials in this subseries address abuses that took place at Krome, FBI interviews regarding abuses, and records and documents related to the hunger strikes. Files include affidavits, correspondence, and other files regarding individual cases and detainees. Files are arranged in rough alphabetical order.

79th street incident, 1990 July
Box 37
Krome, abuses, 1989, 1991, 1993
Box 37
Abyse/Immigration Enforcement Monitoring Project (ILEMP)/Krome 1990
Box 37
Abuses at Krome, 1989
Box 37
Krome affidavits, 1999-2000
Box 37
Affidavits of abuses, 1989-1991
Box 37
Affidavits and articles, pp. 1-220, 1990
Box 37
Affidavits transfer (and others), 1991 April 4
Box 37
Krome attorney visit, 1983
Box 37
Aquino, Tony, 2000
Box 37
Concerns at Krome, 1998
Box 37
Contact's cases, 2000
Box 37
Correspondence - Krome, 1998
Box 37
Correspondence, 2001
Box 37
Krome detainee information and affidavits, 1998
Box 37
Ebibillo, Tony, 1991-1994
Box 37
FAT - pack II, Krome, 1989-1991
Box 37
FBI interviews of Krome detainees (1990)
Box 37
Florida Immigration Advocacy Center, mailing record (faxes, email), 2000
Box 37
Krome grievance S.L., 2000 Sept. 7
Box 37
Haitian deaths/transfers from Krome (2001)
Box 38
Hunger strike, Krome, 1991
Box 38
Hunger strike, Krome, 1992-1993
Box 38
Interviews, returnees (originals, etc.), Guantanamo, 1992 Feb.
Box 38
Krome 1989
Box 38
Krome 1990
Box 38
Krome 1990-1991
Box 38
Krome 1992
Box 38
Krome 1999
(3 folders)
Box 38
Miscellaneous, Krome and TGK, 2000-2001
Box 38
Notes - Krome, 1990 and undated
Box 38
Ope-Agbe, Bariu, 1996
Box 38
Krome originals, 1999
Box 38
Political asylum issues, 1989
Box 38
Rape case, Krome, 1991
Box 38
Rape case, Krome, Marie Baptiste, 1991
Box 38
Krome reports, 1996
Box 38
Krome supplement, 1998
Box 38
Todaro, Jeannie, 1990
Box 38
Transcript and translation of cassette, attorney access, Krome, 1985 Sept. 23
Box 38
Krome update, 1999
Box 38
Theresias, Wislaine citizenship, baby case (Krome?), 1989
Box 38

Subseries contains documents related to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center (TGK) and immigrant and refugee populations of interest to FIAC. Materials in this subseries address abuses and conditions at TGK. Files include affidavits, correspondence, interviews and other files regarding individual cases and detainees. Files are arranged in rough alphabetical order.

Bouti, Maha Bachir, A 71 858 110, 2000-2001
Box 39
Client correspondence, 2000-2001
Box 39
Client interviews, 2001
Box 39
Condition complaints, 2000-2001
Box 39
Correspondence, 2000-2001
Box 39
Duncan, Sandrine, 2001
Box 39
Florida Immigration Advocacy Center correspondence, 2000-2001
Box 39
Garcia, Georgina Concepcion, Honduran, A90-414-665, Sarasota County Jail, 2001
Box 39
General information, 2001-2002
Box 39
Georges, Guerlaine, Haitian, A74-942-287, Sarasota County Jail, 2001
Box 39
Hernandez, Niurka, Cuban, A028-27-9797, Sarasota County Jail, 2001
Box 39
Lazar, Madline, 2001
Box 39
Martinez Diaz, Olimpia, Cuban, A73-771-515, Sarasota County Jail, 2001
Box 39
TGK miscellaneous, 2000-2001
Box 39
Paz Tate, Bertha Alicia, 2000-2002
Box 39
TGK report, 2000-2001
Box 39

Subseries contains documents related to the Florida county jails and immigrant and refugee populations of interest to FIAC. Materials in this subseries address abuses and conditions at county jails, particularly Citrus, Hernando and Manatee county jails. Files include affidavits, correspondence, interviews and reports and resolutions. Files are arranged in rough alphabetical order.

Rike County Jail, 1999
Box 40
County jail supplement, 1998
Box 40
County jail supplement, 1999
(2 folders)
Box 40
Affidavits, county jails, 1996-1997
Box 41
Affidavits, 1998
Box 41
Affidavits continued, 1998
Box 41
County jails 1999
Box 41
County jails' conditions, Citrus/Hernando/Manatee, undated
Box 41
County jail, detainees' letters, affidavits, etc., 1998
Box 41
County jails - Florida pending, 2001
Box 41
Jackson County Jail affidavits, 1998 and undated
Box 41
Jackson County Jail, investigations, exhibits, 1994-1995
Box 41
Jackson County Jail, notes: detainees, 1998
Box 41
County jails visit, 1999 July
Box 41
Manatee County Jail, 2000 and undated
Box 41
Report on county jails, drafts and resolutions, 1996-1997
Box 41

Subseries contains documents related to immigrant and refugee populations of interest to FIAC. The materials in this subseries address public benefits litigation and paybacks and raids on the immigrant population. Files include documentation of raids, court documents, audiovisual material, and other files concerning individual clients.

Adebayo, Joseph, 1995-1996
Box 42
Immigrant women, public benefits litigation, 1988
Box 42
Judge Foster, 2002
Box 42
Order Granting Motion to Dismiss, 2002
Box 42
Public benefits paybacks, 1996-1998
Box 42
Rositch, Irina and Hristo Sabev, 1997
Box 42
Raids documentation, file #1, 1997
Box 42
Raids, general, 1997 Mar. 28
Box 42
Raids, file #2 - people/organizations already faxed, 1997
Box 42
Xayrath, Bounpavy regarding medical waver, 1993
Box 42
Children's letters, affadavits from GITMO (audio cassette), undated
Box 42
Unaccompanied Haitians in FL (floppy), 1996
Box 42

Subseries contains documents related to immigrant and refugee populations of interest to FIAC. The materials in this subseries address detention procedures and abuses, as well as cases of indefinite detention.

Affidavits and client information, expedited removal, 1996
Box 43
Citizenship, 1998
Box 43
Detention abuses, 1991
(2 folders)
Box 43
Indefinite detention, 1997-1999
Box 43
INS detention, 1996-1997
Box 43
INS procedures, 1993-1995
Box 43

Series contains booklets from the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center Awards Dinners and the Tenth Anniversary Dinner.

Seventh Annual Awards Dinner, 2005 Mar. 9
Box 47
Tenth Anniversary Dinner, 2006, Mar. 6
Box 47
Annual Awards Dinner, 2007 Feb. 13
Box 47
Hearts for Freedom Awards Dinners, 2008 Feb. 29
Box 47
Annual Awards Dinner, 2009 Feb. 17
Box 47
Awards Dinner and Celebration, 2011 Feb. 22
Box 47

Series contains promotional/educational videos produced by or for FIAC, documentary footage of missions and events and press conference and news footage. Series includes documentation of hunger strikes and material regarding Haitan women and children. All VHS format unless otherwise noted.

Angels of Justice, Y Not Productions, FIAC, 2004
Box 44
Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, undated
(12 minutes)
Box 44
Freedom! A National of Immigrants, FIAC, 2002
Box 44
Haitian Children at Guantanamo, Video News International Footage, Miami Press Conference Broadcasts, 1995 Mar. 31
(10 minutes)
Box 44
Interview, FIAC, 2004 Nov.
Box 44
Jose Humberto Herrera, His personal experiences at Krome while being detained, 1989
Box 44
Krome Spc. Picnic for Detainee's, 1995 July 7
Box 44
Krome - interviews, 1990 May 11.

Oral statements of Krome detainees (paroled recently) Lavidieu Conserve, Molaire Noel, Villa Labrache, Huguette Liberus, Loucius Courageux, Freda N Azaire.

Box 44
Mothers For Freedom Hunger Strike At Krome Detention Center, 1999 April
Box 44
Mothers For Freedom Hunger Strike at Krome Detention Center
(18 minutes 30seconds)
Box 44
Olgine Petit Goave Haiti May 19 for Ms. Reno
Box 44
Press Conference at Krome Detention Center, 1999 March 11

Subject: Lulseged Dhine, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center.

Box 44
Press Conference Regarding Haitian Children at GTM0 by Florida Rural Legal Services, 1995 May 22
Box 44
Press, Haitian Children At Guantanamo, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
Box 44
Primer Impacto Edicion Nocturna, Presos de Krome Rom pen el Silencio Ricardo Arambarri, Miami, Florida, 2000 19 Oct.
Box 44
RONALD A, Florida Rural Legal Services
(two copies)
Box 44
Sweet Land of Liberty, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, 2005
Box 44
Tenth Anniversary, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, 2006

DVD.

Box 44
HRC 4-90 #202, 1990 April

Testimonies of Refugees, Teacher J.T.; Party for Evenette Mondesia I Farewell Party, Cheryl's Intra, Sony Douyon, Chantale Pierre, Wilsin Datiste, Gagory Smith, Jeannine Todaro.

Box 44
UM interviews, Haiti, Aug 6-3 trip
Box 44
A video regarding the US Government's forcible repatriation of Guantanomo's Haitian children, 1995 May
Box 44
With Liberty and Justice for All? Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, 2000
Box 44
With Liberty and Justice for All? 2001
Box 44
Women and Children, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, YAP Inc., 2001
Box 44
Would You Harbor Me? Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Ynot Art Productions, Inc., 2003
(12 minutes)
Box 44
FIAC: You Can Save a Life / FIAC: Usted Puede Salvar una Vida

in English and Spanish.

(3 minutes)
Box 44
Guantanamo video notes II, Crowing Rooster Arts, Inc., 1993 April
Box 44
Cuban EAD case press conference- photos

DVD-R.

Box 44
Deportee, Chantal Regnault and Rachele Magloire

A 20 minute edited piece from the documentary with French and English subtitles, and a 2 minute trailer with French or English subtitles, DVD-R.

Box 44
Securing Our Borders, Post 9/11 Scapegoating of Immigrants, Cheryl Little and Kathie Klarreich, April 2005, FIAC

DVD.

Box 44
Sove Nou, promo, Kijik Multimedia

DVD.

Box 44
DVD, "Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center Tenth Anniversary 2006"
Box 44
Luz Marina Cordenas, 2001 June 28

Audio Cassette.

Box 44
Calls from Haitian Detainees at Krome Camp, re: forcing detainees to sign, 1990 April 15

Audio Cassette.

Box 44
Tape: Ingrid Jose, 1994 March 24
Box 44
Press Conference, Miami Religious Delegation to Guantanamo, 1991 January 2
Box 44
From folder Oversight Hearing on Haitian and Cuban Immigration, 1991, unlabeled

mini cassette.

Box 44

Series includes photos of Guantanamo 1994-1995, Krome 1989-1990, demonstrations and other miscellaneous photos, in black and white and in color, undated.

Assorted 1989-1995 and undated

Includes photos of Guantanamo 1994-1995, Krome 1989-1990, demonstrations and other miscellaneous photos, undated.

Box 45
Guantanamo advocates, 1991-1992
Box 45
Miscellaneous extras of camp scenes, 1994
Box 45
Guantanamo detainee statement trip, 1995 May

Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center trip to take statements from children and adult Haitians detained at Guantanamo camps.

(5 folders)
Box 45
Guantanamo L.A., 1995
Box 45
Guantanamo Camp #9, 1990-1995
Box 45
Guantanamo Camp #9 kids, 1994-1995
Box 45
Guantanamo press conference Homestead AFB, 1995
Box 45
Guantanamo, various, 1994-1995

Family Camps 4, 5, 7; Cuban paintings; Camp #11; goodbye party, views of camps.

Box 45
Karla's Visit to Haiti, Guantanamo, 1995 Aug.

Repatriation of Haitian unaccompanied minors.

(2 folders)
Box 45
Haiti, 1995 Aug. 6-13
Box 45
Ship Arauole - SMII, undated and 1995

Photos were taken sometime between 1991-1996. These photos are related to the Ismae Lawsuit. The boat is docked with 3 Haitian stow-aways held in a cage on the docks. Also contains photos of a plane to Guantanamo in 1995.

Box 45
FLS and other events, office photos, undated
Box 45
Haitian Refugee Center, undated

Cheryl Little with Haitian Refugee Center, Inauguration of Aristide.

(1-7 of 14 folders)
Box 45
Haitian Refugee Center, undated
(8-14 of 14 folders)
Box 46
Miscellaneous, undated

Primarily staff on-site.

Box 46

Historical Note

Americans for Immigrant Justice (formerly Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC)) is a not-for-profit legal assistance organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the basic human rights of immigrants of all nationalities.

Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) was founded in 1996 because of pending restrictions and funding cuts to Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funded agencies, which prevented many organizations in the state of Florida from serving the immigrant population. Sweeping changes in immigration law and welfare reform also increased the demand for services from FIAC. In 2011 After 15 years of helping immigrants obtain legal status, successfully litigating their unjust treatment and pressing for constructive immigration laws and policy, the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) became Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice for short and Americanos Pro Justicia Inmigrante in Spanish)to better reflect the national focus and depth of their work. firm.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Americans For Immigrant Justice Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Americans For Immigrant Justice Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in .

Processing Information

Processed by Jen Snow, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico and Patrick Stawski.

Encoded by Jen Snow and Clare Callahan

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2011-0115

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.