What We Do

Advocating for immigrant justice through clinical education, legal representation, litigation, and community outreach.


HIRC provides high-quality, pro-bono representation to the Harvard community and Greater Boston.


Clinical students learn immigration law through hands-on experience at HIRC.


HIRC engages in high-profile advocacy and litigation.

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Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program blocks another Trump administration asylum rule

“‘There needs to be a path to citizenship for so many people, including DACA recipients, TPS holders, and undocumented people here in the U.S.,’ [Ardalan] said. ‘We need to rethink[…]

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Staff Spotlight: Mariam Liberles

MariamĀ LiberlesĀ is a staff attorney at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, working with the Harvard Representation Initiative (HRI) team. For Mariam, immigration is a deeply personal issue. She was[…]

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Judge blocks wide-ranging asylum limits, finding DHS chief did not have authority to issue them

“‘This is the most far-reaching of the midnight asylum regulations unveiled in the Trump administration’s final days,’ said Sabrineh Ardalan, the director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical program,[…]

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