Category: Harvard Community

Moving forward post-election

We understand that this presidential election is a source of great anxiety and uncertainty for many. As we wait until every vote is counted, it is essential that we continue to defend the rights of immigrants and those seeking asylum in our country. Here are some ways to find connection and resources during these challenging…
Read more

Upcoming webinar: “Immigration and Detention Centers/Comparative International Issues Surrounding COVID-19”

On November 4 from 12-1 pm EST, Program Director Sabi Ardalan will join Bill Alford, Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of Law and Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Program, and Gerald Neuman, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, for a panel discussion on “Immigration and Detention Centers/Comparative…
Read more

Community Spaces for Affinity Groups

The Harvard Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belong and the Counseling and Mental Health Services are hosting a series of Community Spaces for Affinity Groups. These spaces are part of a larger effort to support members of our community who are experiencing heightened anxiety in response to the current moment. All members of the Harvard…
Read more

Get Out the Vote 2020

With Election Day fast approaching, our Program joins Harvard University in encouraging all members of the community who are eligible to vote to engage in the democratic process by casting their ballot on or before November 3rd. Voting is a precious right for all citizens, both US-born and naturalized, and it is vital to upholding our democracy.…
Read more

Flyer for HLS Language Access Interpreter Training

Save the Date: HLS Language Access Program Training on October 16th

HLS Language Access Program Interpreter Training Friday, October 16th, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST Join us for a virtual interpreter training! The HLS Language Access Program (“LAP”) helps connect volunteer interpreters and translators with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and other clinical programs at Harvard Law School. Volunteers assist with case meetings,…
Read more

Phil Torrey receives Dean’s Award for Excellence

Philip Torrey, Director of the Harvard Crimmigration Clinic and Managing Attorney of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, has received a 2019-2020 Dean’s Award for Excellence. We are so proud of Phil for this incredible achievement and we are lucky to have him as part of our team at the Program. Please join us…
Read more

Rest In Peace, Justice Ginsburg

Our Program mourns the recent loss of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg was a champion of human rights and we are forever grateful for her service. We echo the words of Harvard Law School Dean John Manning, who stated that Justice Ginsburg’s “powerful and unyielding commitment to the rule of law and…
Read more

Statement on Ninth Circuit Ruling on TPS

We at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program are deeply disappointed in the recent decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifting the injunction that prevented the Trump administration from moving forward with the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for recipients from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. The termination of TPS, if…
Read more

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…
Read more

Defending those yearning to breathe free

The Harvard Gazette speaks with Harvard staff and students who have benefited from the free immigration services provided by the Harvard Representation Initiative.