Category: Crimmigration

HIRCP Summer 2022 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available! Our Program recently released our Summer 2022 newsletter, which provides updates from the last academic year and this summer. In this edition, we celebrated the Harvard Law School Class of 2022, shared recent policy advocacy and litigation efforts, highlighted case victories, welcomed new staff, and more. If you would…
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Crimmigration Clinic receives favorable decision in Dor v. Garland 

On August 19, the First Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in Dor v. Garland. Crimmigration Clinic Director Philip Torrey and HLS clinical students Shaiba Rather ‘21, Lena Melillo ‘22, and Katie Quigley ‘21, were on brief for Jonalson Dor, along with attorney Edward Crane. In this case, the petitioner, Mr. Dor, was seeking judicial review…
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Reflections on the Crimmigration Clinic

Over the past few years, the Crimmigration Clinic at our Program has greatly expanded, and more and more students have been able to learn about the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. Clinical students from the Class of 2022 have been passionate advocates, assisting with case work, litigation efforts, and policy advocacy.   Students…
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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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