Category: Harvard Community

Call for Submissions: Volume 64 Special Online Issue

  Call for Submissions: Volume 64 Special Online Issue The Harvard International Law Journal invites submissions on international law and standards impacting refugees and migration, with a focus on those excluded from existing pathways to protection. Submissions will be published in Volume 64’s Special Issue of our Online Journal. The deadline for submissions is December…
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Indigenous Guatemalan client granted asylum after fifteen years

This spring, HIRC at GBLS concluded another successful semester with a victory for a longtime client, bringing to a close her fifteen-year fight to stay in the United States. Supervised by John Willshire and Nancy Kelly, Jonathan George ’23 and Connie Cheng ’23 worked on the asylum case of an indigenous Maya K’iche’ woman from…
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HIRC client wins defensive asylum case

This past spring, clinical students in the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic helped prepare a defensive asylum claim for Cesar*, an indigenous Guatemalan man who suffered severe persecution in his home country. Two clinical students, Isabel Espinosa Moguel ’23 and Juan Castano ’23, worked on the case “from start to finish” over the course of…
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Sabi, a woman with short dark hair, smiles at the camera

“On the Ground” with Asylum-Seekers

Harvard Magazine profile on HIRCP Director Sabi Ardalan.

Harvard Representation Initiative supports members of the Harvard community affected by the crisis in Ukraine

Harvard Law Today spoke with HRI Attorney Mariam Liberles about HRI’s work to support those in need during the crisis in Ukraine.

Statement on the crisis in Ukraine 

On behalf of our entire Program, we express our grave concern over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We are heartbroken by the continued acts of violence against the Ukrainian people and our thoughts are with all those who have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety. We are also disturbed by accounts of…
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Welcoming our 2021-2022 undergraduate interns

We are pleased to welcome two new undergraduate students to our 2021-2022 internship program. Ana Brito Ana is a is a first-year student at Harvard College studying Government and Economics. She was born in Havana, Cuba, but immigrated to Miami, Florida when she was very young. Coming from an immigrant household herself and having lived…
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Statement on recent DACA decision

On July 16, a federal judge ruled that the Department of Homeland Security violated the law when it established and implemented Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”). We at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program are deeply disappointed by this decision, which represents a continuation of the attacks on immigrant youth in the U.S.…
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Volunteer interpreters needed!

Join our Language Access Program!  We are currently seeking members of the Harvard community to join our Language Access Program (“LAP”), which connects volunteer interpreters with clinics at Harvard Law School, including the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. Our Program has an immediate need for people with advanced proficiency in Russian and Haitian Creole.…
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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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