Category: Other Humanitarian Protections

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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Black Immigrant Advocacy Day of Action

During this year’s Black History Month, our Program joins organizations and individuals across the country in uplifting the Black Immigrant Advocacy Day of Action on Thursday, February 17th. This day of action aims to celebrate the leadership of Black immigrants as they fight to expose and eradicate racism in the U.S. immigration system. There are…
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Supporting Afghan and Haitian communities

Over the past week, we have witnessed growing humanitarian crises across the globe. In Afghanistan, the Taliban has taken control of all major cities and many Afghans are attempting to flee the country in search of safety. Meanwhile, in Haiti, citizens face both a political and environmental crisis. In July, president Jovenel Moïse was assassinated…
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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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HIRC files Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of Harvard TPS Coalition 

On March 1, HIRC submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Sanchez v. Mayorkas in support of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) recipients from the Harvard community. “The purpose of the brief was to give a voice to the many TPS recipients at Harvard, who are integral members of our community…
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TPS Green Card Case Draws Flood Of Support At High Court

“Advocates inundated the docket this week in a U.S. Supreme Court case concerning green cards for certain temporary protected status holders, with groups including Harvard University and the Service Employees International Union backing permanent residency for all TPS recipients.”

Biden’s great immigration undoing

This article features interviews with local immigration attorneys, including Staff Attorney Mariam Liberles, on Biden’s first actions on immigration.

Bacow letter urges Biden to reverse Trump immigration curbs

“‘The University’s continued advocacy on behalf of people with DACA and TPS is incredibly important,’ said Ardalan. ‘It is critical that the Biden administration fully reinstate DACA and TPS and work with Congress to create a path to permanent residency and citizenship for DACA recipients and TPS holders.’”

Updated FAQs on Temporary Protected Status

Do you have questions about Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? We’ve got answers! Get informed by viewing our updated TPS FAQs here. If you are a Harvard student or staff member who needs immigration assistance, make a FREE appointment by emailing or calling 617-495-6648. — ¿Tiene preguntas sobre El Estatus de Protección Temporal? ¡Tenemos respuestas! …
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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…
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