Category: Crimmigration

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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.

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program scores a victory for asylum seekers

In recent court ruling, Harvard Law students help prevent more stringent federal immigration rule from going into effect.

Immigration Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration Efforts to Bar More from Asylum

For Immediate Release November 2, 2020 Immigration Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration Efforts to Bar More from Asylum  Groups Say Broad Rules Could Bar Asylum Seekers Convicted of Low Level Offenses and Even People Who Are Not Convicted of a Crime New York/Washington/San Francisco – Four immigrant rights organizations—Pangea Legal Services, Dolores Street Community…
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2020 Newsletter now available

Want to get the latest news from the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program? Check out our latest 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 sign…
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Crimmigration Clinic submits amicus brief on use of Boston gang database

This post was written by Crimmigration Clinic summer intern Megan Nally. She is a rising senior at Wesleyan University studying Government and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures with a certificate in International Relations On July 6, the Crimmigration Clinic submitted a brief of amicus curiae on behalf of leading constitutional and immigration law professors in support of…
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Crimmigration Clinic files petition with the U.S. Supreme Court

Today, the Crimmigration Clinic filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in a case that seeks to clarify the type of legal advice noncitizen-defendants must receive from their defense about the immigration consequences of a prospective guilty plea.   The petition specifically asks the Court to review the case of…
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At Harvard, Niku Jafarnia J.D. / M.P.P.’20 found a wealth of ways to advocate for refugees

A Harvard Law School Today profile of Niku Jafarnia ’20, who participated in the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic and the Crimmigration Clinic.

Immigration representation during a pandemic

While many businesses and institutions across the country have temporarily closed due to COVID-19, students, staff, and attorneys at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) have continued to work with clients throughout the pandemic. Since all work has moved remote, HIRC has had to adapt to new restrictions and rules in order to…
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Unpacking the Rise in Crimmigration Cases at the Supreme Court

Check out this article by Crimmigration Clinic Director Philip Torrey in the NYU Review of Law & Social Change.

HIRC fights for release of detainees

As COVID-19 continues to spread, more and more people are feeling the impacts of this pandemic. Detainees face particularly grave health risks and HIRC is working tirelessly to advocate for the release of all immigrants in detention. Recently, HIRC attorneys and students submitted a number of habeas petitions on behalf of clients who are currently…
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