About American Friends Immigrant Services (AFIS)
Our Miami program builds the power of refugees & immigrants in South Florida through leadership development, community education, coalition building and campaigns for immigrant rights. We also accompany individuals and families through the complex immigration system by providing direct immigration representation and assistance.
Immigration Legal Services: We represent immigrants in deportation defense cases, in preparation and filing of immigration cases, and consultations and referrals. We also work in collaboration with other legal services, clinics, and private lawyers to render the best and most comprehensive immigration services.
Community Organizing Program: We work towards improving the lives of immigrant communities in South Florida by advancing federal, state, and local immigration policy reforms that will promote their integration and challenge immigration enforcement.
Haitian Community Advocacy Program: We empower the Haitian refugees to be effective advocates of their community by providing Know Your Rights education and advocacy training on policy issues that will advance the rights and protection of Haitian migrants.
We are part of AFSC Sanctuary Everywhere initiative, which is the simple idea that everyday people can work together to keep each other safe from state violence and encourage policies and practices that promote safety and inclusion of all people. Our office is also part of the We Belong Together campaign, which is project of the National Domestic Workers Alliance that brings attention to the ways in which unjust immigration laws affect women, children and families. We are also participants of the #WeAreFlorida legislative campaign where we stop anti-immigrant laws and promote legislative priorities for immigrant families and workers in Florida. We engaged on this work in partnership with the Florida Immigrant Coalition.
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