Category: Crimmigration

“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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Congratulations, Class of 2021!

Congratulations to the Harvard Law School Class of 2021 from all of us at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program! We want to thank all the members of the graduating class who spent time in our Program over the past three years. Sadly, we were not able to celebrate with the Class of 2021 in person, however, we still…
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2021-2022 Clinic Information Sessions

Calling all prospective clinical students! Please join us for the following upcoming information sessions for clinics at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program: Crimmigration Clinic Registration Info Session Tuesday, April 20nd at 12PM (EST) Join Director Phil Torrey for an information session about the Crimmigration Clinic. Make sure to register in advance here. –…
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Spring 2021 newsletter now available

Want to get the latest news from the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program? Check out our Spring 2021 newsletter here. In this newsletter, we have updates on policy advocacy and litigation efforts, student and staff achievements, case victories, and more. If you would like to sign up to receive our newsletter via email, you can…
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Upcoming events with HIP and the Crimmigration Clinic

HIP Spring Symposium March 31st – April 2nd Please join the HLS Immigration Project (“HIP”) for a three-day symposium on “Amplifying Immigrant Voices: Intersections with Race, Gender, and Ability.” Each event will take place at 7 PM EST. A $25 GrubHub credit will be available for each day of the symposium for any law students who attend!…
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First Circuit Court victory for U visa applicant

On January 28th, the First Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (“the Board”) to deny a motion to reopen the removal proceedings of Carlos Antonio Granados Benitez, a Honduran man with a pending U visa. Our Program, in collaboration with Make the Road New York and Paige Austin,…
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Upcoming virtual events in February

Please join us for two upcoming events! Book Talk with Ilya Somin Thursday, February 4th 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST The Harvard Crimmigration Clinic will be hosting an event with Professor Ilya Somin. Professor Somin will be speaking about his new book, Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom. In his book, he makes the…
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Clinical Experience Paves The Way – Congratulations to the 2021 Skadden Fellows!

Former participants in our program Jessica Zhang ’19 and Mahroh Jahangiri ’21 will be Skadden Fellows in 2021.