Families for Freedom (FFF) and New York University (NYU) School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, released a report that reveals shocking and alarming patterns of Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) abuse and deceit towards the Northern District of Alabama district court as well as immigrants detained in Alabama. The report “The Writ of Habeas Corpus: How a United States District Court Circumvents Oversight of Unlawful Detention” reveals that the Northern District of Alabama has abdicated its constitutional responsibility as the primary protector of individual liberty interests in Alabama.

Join Families For Freedom for a Family meeting to say farewell to the summer.

News and Annoucements

Join Families For Freedom this Monday September 5 at the West Indian Day Labor Day event in Brooklyn.

When: Monday September 5 from 12-5pm

Location: Southside of Eastern Parkway between Classon and Franklin


Families For Freedom would like to invite you to our Annual Cookout! We have a summer event every year to celebrate our time together as a family and enjoy each others company.

How do the 1996 immigration laws affect your membership?
Families for Freedom was started when some of its founders’ families got detained and unfortunately deported. Like most people, then and now, they had no idea of the 1996 laws and their devastating impacts when applied. The most troubling issues the two laws, IIRAIRA and ADEPA, with their components that made misdemeanors ‘aggravated felonies’ and introduced mandatory detention and deportation, have wreaked havoc on our members and our communities.

The retroactivity of the laws continues to be a source of great fear for our loved ones. For example having decades old conviction (s) for drug offenses, a father of four US children is deported, leaving behind a fractured family bewildered at the logic of not serving any time, yet ends up detained and spends more time in ICE custody and then deported. The high cost of fighting cases, lack of access to legal counsel and our loved ones places an irreversible burden and trauma on our families.

What needs to change?

People who are directly affected, assessing and building power where needed, lead a movement that engages our communities to roll back mandatory detention and deportation provisions of the 1996 laws IIRA-IRA and AEDPA.
It’s time to #Fix96 because…

It’s time to #Fix96:
because we need to stop creating generations of fractured families.

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