Today’s the big day…

…for the little Cuban girl whose life is in the hands of a judge who had previously said “If we deport people back to Cuba, we could empty our jails:”

The judge in a contentious child custody dispute is expected to reveal today her ruling on whether a Cuban father is a fit parent to his 5-year-old daughter.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jeri B. Cohen had indicated initially she would release her ruling to the public Wednesday, but shifted course after attorneys for the girl’s father, Rafael Izquierdo, objected to the release of the document to the media.

Instead, Cohen will read her ruling in open court. The proceedings are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.

Pray for the little girl. ANd pray for the judge to make the right decision.