Category: Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic

‘I felt so strongly that this was the right place’

This HLS Today profile features graduating student Jack Beard ’22, who participated in the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic.

Celebrating Social Work Month 2022

March is Social Work Month. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight all that our social work team does to support our clients at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program.  In 2013, our Program hired Clinical Social Worker Liala Buoniconti for a part-time position to support clients at the Immigration and Refugee…
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2022-2023 Clinic Information Sessions & Open House

Please join us for the following information sessions for the clinics at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program: Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic Information Session March 22, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Join clinicians and current students from the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic to learn more about their work advocating for immigrant justice through…
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Apply to be a HIRCP 2022 Summer Intern

We are now accepting applications for our 2022 Summer Internship Program!  Our program is seeking to hire both law student interns and undergraduate interns who are interested in working with faculty and staff on cases and projects. There is some flexibility concerning start and end dates as well as both full-time and part-time positions. Interns…
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Two people stand in front of a detention center. One has their arm around the other. There is text that reads Justice for ICDC Survivors.

Update on ICDC Investigation

Earlier this month, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Nanette Barragán, Chairwoman of the Border Security, Facilitation, & Operations Subcommittee, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, sent a letter to the Department of Homeland…
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Celebrating Pro Bono Week 2021

This week, from October 24-30, we celebrate National Pro Bono Week. Since the founding of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic in 1984, we have offered free legal services and representation to those fleeing persecution in their home countries. Since then, our Program has grown and we have expanded our reach to include green card…
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“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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Court rules against turn backs of asylum seekers

On September 2nd, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. government’s practice of turning away asylum seekers at ports of entry is unconstitutional. This ruling indicates that the U.S. is required by law to inspect and process asylum seekers when they present themselves at ports of entry and condemns the practice of metering, which denies migrants…
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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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