Since opening its doors in 1996, Americans for Immigrant Justice has advocated for fair and family-friendly immigration policies at the local, state, and federal levels. In addition to organizing and working with our elected officials for fair and workable immigration policies, we also use impact litigation as a means to both investigate immigration enforcement practices and to bring about needed reform.
AI Justice regularly issues Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to government agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to obtain information about immigration enforcement and detention practices. When these government agencies unlawfully refuse to produce the requested information, AI Justice files suit in federal court to compel production of the requested information. You can learn more about our FOIA requests and review documents produced to us in our FOIA Center.
AI Justice also takes the information it gathers from the immigrant clients with whom we work on a daily basis, and studies that information to identify potential problems in our immigration system that we may seek to change through advocacy and litigation. Because AI Justice lawyers work with immigrants in the community, as well as immigrant children and adults in immigration custody, we are constantly monitoring immigration enforcement and detention practices. We take legal action when we discover the government is violating the constitutional, civil, or human rights of our clients and their families.
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