Category: Crimmigration

2022-2023 Crimmigration Clinic Applications Due April 29

The Crimmigration Clinic is a by-application clinic that will be offered in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. In the Crimmigration Clinic students work on cutting-edge issues regarding the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. The content of the clinical projects will depend on the legal landscape and political climate at the time of clinical enrollment.…
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2022-2023 Clinic Information Sessions & Open House

Please join us for the following information sessions for the clinics at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program: Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic Information Session March 22, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Join clinicians and current students from the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic to learn more about their work advocating for immigrant justice through…
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The Boston Police gang database gets overdue attention

Crimmigration Clinic Director Phil Torrey spoke with the Boston Globe about the nefarious Boston Police Department gang database.

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.

Apply to be a HIRCP 2022 Summer Intern

We are now accepting applications for our 2022 Summer Internship Program!  Our program is seeking to hire both law student interns and undergraduate interns who are interested in working with faculty and staff on cases and projects. There is some flexibility concerning start and end dates as well as both full-time and part-time positions. Interns…
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Supreme Court preview: Garland v. Gonzalez

Crimmigration Clinic Director Phil Torrey offered his opinions on a Supreme Court case that could have broad implications for immigrants in detention.

Celebrating Pro Bono Week 2021

This week, from October 24-30, we celebrate National Pro Bono Week. Since the founding of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic in 1984, we have offered free legal services and representation to those fleeing persecution in their home countries. Since then, our Program has grown and we have expanded our reach to include green card…
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“We need justice and freedom:” Advocating for the rights of medical abuse survivors through the ICDC Project

On September 16th, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic and the HLS Immigration Project, in collaboration with Project South, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, and South Georgia Immigrant Support Network, released a report, titled Violence and Violation: Exposing medical abuse of immigrants detained at the Irwin County Detention Center. Download the full report (PDF).…
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Crimmigration Clinic participates in oral argument before the First Circuit

On June 23, 2021, Clinical Instructor Sameer Ahmed participated in an oral argument before the en banc court of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Diaz-Ortiz v. Garland. The Immigration Court had ordered Mr. Diaz Ortiz, a young Latino man living in East Boston, deported because he was allegedly a gang…
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Phil Torrey joins HDS 2021-22 Religion and Public Life Fellowship Program

We are thrilled to announce that Philip Torrey, our Program’s Managing Attorney and Director of the Harvard Crimmigration Clinic, will be a 2021-22 Religion and Public Life Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School. The 2021-22 Religion and Public Life Fellows will join HDS in the fall to help launch the new certificate in religion and…
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