What We Do

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


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


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


HIRCP engages in high-profile advocacy and litigation.

Latest News

Harvard immigration clinic sues for records on ICE detention

“There is clear evidence that long-term solitary confinement has devastating effects, particularly on trauma survivors,” said Sabrineh Ardalan, the clinic’s director. “It is essential that we obtain these records in[…]

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Crimmigration Clinic helps score First Circuit victory for asylum-seeker, Boston-area immigrants

Crimmigration Clinic Director Phil Torrey and clinical students Austin Nielsen-Reagan ’22, Maura Smyles ’22, and Nnamdi Jogwe ’22 spoke with HLS Today about their work on Diaz-Ortiz v. Garland.

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HIRCP Files Lawsuit Concerning Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention

Legal advocates from Harvard Law School have filed a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) after repeated attempts to obtain information regarding[…]

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