Category: HIP

“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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BREAKING: New Report Details Abuse and Trauma of Immigrant Women in ICE Detention in Georgia

Project South, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, South Georgia Immigrant Support Network, and Staff and Students at Harvard Law School Outline Violations A year after immigrants’ rights supporters first shed light on the horrific abuses of women detained at the Irwin County Detention Center (“ICDC”) in Georgia, advocates have released a…
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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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New report released on climate change and migration

On April 22, our Program, in partnership with the HLS Immigration Project, the University Network, students from Yale Law School’s Environmental Law Association, and the Yale Immigrant Justice Project, released the report Shelter from the Storm: Policy Options to Address Climate Induced Displacement from the Northern Triangle. This report examines the large-scale migration of residents…
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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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Upcoming event: “Discussing the Forced Sterilization of Detained Immigrants”

Discussing the Forced Sterilization of Detained Immigrants Tuesday, November 10 from 7 – 8pm EST Register at Project South, alongside various partner organizations, recently submitted an OIG complaint alleging serious medical misconduct, such as medical neglect, lack of COVID-19 testing and reporting, the shredding of medical request forms, fabrication of medical records, and forced…
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Public comments submitted on proposed rules on appellate procedures

On September 25, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and the HLS Immigration Project (“HIP) submitted a public comment opposing a proposed rule which would alter the handling of appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) and, ultimately, undermine the rights of immigrants. The proposed rule would enact a number of troubling changes, including…
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Urgent: submit your comments on new asylum rule today

The Trump administration has proposed yet another new rule that will be detrimental to the asylum system if it goes into effect. In this rule, the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security declare that any individual coming from or passing through countries with COVID-19 cases will be barred from asylum and withholding of removal protection. …
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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.