Category: DACA/Dream Act

Supreme Court decision shielding DACA draws relief, celebration

HIRC Director Sabi Ardalan was one of the many Harvard community members who spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the recent DACA decision.

Supreme Court blocks Trump’s DACA shutdown

“‘Given the tough questions asked at oral argument, it wasn’t at all clear which way the court would come out,’ said Sabrineh Ardalan, director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical program, which provides legal help to immigrants. ‘This is such a critically important victory and recognition that the Trump administration’s efforts to end DACA…
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HIRC applauds Supreme Court ruling on DACA

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will block the Trump Administration’s misguided attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA, which was established by former President Barack Obama in 2012, provides protection against deportation and work authorization to over 600,000 individuals in the United States.   “We applaud the Court’s…
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Upcoming event: Harvard Undocu Staff Panel & Discussion

This Friday, June 19th at 2pm EST/ 11am PST please tune in for a virtual panel discussion with DACAmented or formerly undocumented Harvard staff professionals, who will share advice and personal reflections about living with and without DACA, how they’ve advocated for immigrant communities throughout their higher education, and how they’ve navigated their careers given…
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Intern Spotlight: Angelica

We all have heard the phrase that parents would do anything for their children, and my mom was no exception. When I was about eleven years old, my mom, my brother and I left El Salvador because of poverty, violence, and lack of opportunity. We packed our hopes and dreams, and our desire to stay,…
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An Interview with a DACA Recipient: “My status didn’t stop me, it inspired me.”

You could say breaking bread is the easiest way at getting to know someone. Over Peruvian empanadas from a nearby Union Square restaurant can make it even easier. I met with Bruno on a weekday afternoon. After concluding both our summer internships for the day, we sat down for a one-on-one on his experience as a DACA recipient here at Harvard.

A Harvard Attorney Whose Job Is Advising Undocumented Students in the Age of Trump

HRI attorney Jason Corral reflects on his role representing Harvard students.

A celebration of immigration

“Jason Corral and Cindy Zapata of the Immigration and Refugee Clinic advised students of their legal rights during ‘A Day of Hope of Resistance,’ part of a series of events exploring questions about the termination of DACA and TPS, deportations, and the current state of immigration policy.”

HIRC participates in Harvard DACA Seminar

HIRC was thrilled to partner with the Harvard DACA Seminar for various events over the past few weeks. On Friday, March 2nd, HIRC Director Deborah Anker and Assistant Director Sabi Ardalan took part in “Legal Strategies for Fighting Back: A Conversation with Top Immigration Lawyers.” On Monday, March 5th, HIRC attorneys Jason Corral and Cindy…
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On DACA, questions top answers

HRI attorney Jason Corral takes part in a panel on DACA at the Harvard Kennedy Institute.