Category: ICE

Last Petitioner in Georgia Gynecological Abuse Class Action Secures Release from ICE Custody

ATLANTA —The final known survivor of alleged gynecological abuse at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) secured her freedom Friday afternoon, January 22, in Atlanta, Georgia.

UN Special Rapporteur cites Program’s submission

On November 10th, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance presented a report at the UN General Assembly on racial and xenophobic discrimination, emerging digital technologies, and border and immigration enforcement. This report cites our Program’s comments, submitted in May 2020, which focus on the United States’ use of…
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Cyberlaw Clinic weighs in on warrantless device searches at the US border

Mason Kortz ’14, of the HLS Cyberlaw Clinic, discusses the amicus brief his clinic submitted on behalf of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program regarding device searches at the U.S. border.

Cyberlaw Clinic Files Brief for HIRC on Device Searches at the Border

Recently, our program, in partnership with the HLS Cyberlaw Clinic, submitted an amicus brief which addresses the constitutional implications of electronic device searches at the border.

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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HIRC, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and Justice Action Center file FOIA lawsuit on DACA

On August 3rd, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and the Justice Action Center in filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in order to obtain information on the federal government’s immigration enforcement against recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The lawsuit is…
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HIRC denounces Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidance on international students

On July 6th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced new guidance regarding F-1 and M-1 student visas, modifying exemptions put in place this spring that had allowed students to take classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new policy, international students who attend schools that are operating entirely online may not be allowed to remain in the United States.   On July 8th, the University filed a lawsuit to protect the…
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HIRC co-signs letter on ICE’s Boston Enforcement and Removal Operations response to COVID-19

Recently, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) joined the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and Prisoners Legal Services of Massachusetts in submitting a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local county sheriffs/wardens of the jails that contract with ICE, urging them to release immigrants in ICE custody in light of the ongoing…
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HIRC Statement on COVID-19 and ICE Activity

As the status of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shift, many people across the United States are experiencing drastic changes in their day-to-day life. For the Harvard Law School community this has meant that all students are no longer on campus for the remainder of the semester and HLS staff has transitioned to remote work…
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Border patrol agents to have presence in Boston for immigration enforcement in coming

“‘It’s yet another example of the Trump administration using scare tactics on municipalities that don’t abide by detainers,’ Torrey said.”