Randolph P. McGrorty serves as the Executive Director of Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami (CLS). He has served as the Director since the inception of the agency. In that capacity, he supervises a staff of 45, including 22 staff attorneys. Almost three thousand individuals seek the services of CLS each month: individuals seeking to reunite with their families; political and religious refugees seeking safety and security, many of whom have experienced persecution and torture; battered spouses and their children; and long-term residents of the U.S. with significant family and community ties who face deportation. Of particular note, CLS maintains a strong relationship with South Florida’s Haitian Community, a traditionally under-served population. The agency is one of the largest providers of immigration services to the Haitian migrant community in the country. For the past year, CLS has spearheaded the effort to ensure legal representation for unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings. Mr. McGrorty received his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude, and his J.D., as well as his M.S.S.W., from the University of Wisconsin. He is a frequent speaker on asylum, Cuban/Haitian Entrant issues, and immigration law. He is the recipient of the Adalsinda Lomangino Award for outstanding contributions to the field of immigration law, the Saint Vincent DePaul Award from the Archdiocese of Miami “in recognition of … faithful and compassionate service to those who seek sanctuary, shelter and security in a new land” and the Community Advocacy Award presented by Legal Aid of Broward County, Inc. He has received proclamations from both the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County recognizing his work on behalf of the immigrant and refugee communities of South Florida.

E-Mail: rmcgrorty@cclsmiami.org