Category: Sabrineh Ardalan

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“On the Ground” with Asylum-Seekers

Harvard Magazine profile on HIRCP Director Sabi Ardalan.

Weighing President Biden’s first year: Immigration

Program Director Sabi Ardalan spoke with HLS Today about President Biden’s immigration policies during his first year in office.

Harvard Law School Clinic Sues Immigration Authorities Over Public Records Requests

Program Director Sabi Ardalan and clinical students George Biashvili ’22 and Michael Shang ’22 spoke with the Harvard Crimson about a recent FOIA lawsuit.  Image credit: Nicolas Lampert

Harvard immigration clinic sues for records on ICE detention

“There is clear evidence that long-term solitary confinement has devastating effects, particularly on trauma survivors,” said Sabrineh Ardalan, the clinic’s director. “It is essential that we obtain these records in order to ensure that DHS is not continuing past harmful practices.”

HIRCP Files Lawsuit Concerning Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention

Legal advocates from Harvard Law School have filed a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) after repeated attempts to obtain information regarding the use and impact of solitary confinement in immigration detention facilities. The lawsuit, filed by the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (“HIRCP”) and co-counsel…
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Re-setting Gender-Based Asylum Law

Program Founder Deborah Anker and Program Director Sabi Ardalan advocate for restoring gender-based asylum law in this blog post for the Harvard Law Review.

Sabi Ardalan and Phil Torrey selected for Bellow Scholar Program

We are thrilled to share that Program Director Sabi Ardalan and Program Managing Attorney and Crimmigration Clinic Director Phil Torrey have been selected to join the Bellow Scholar Program. The Bellow Scholar Program recognizes and supports the research projects of clinical law professors that reflect the ideals of Professor Gary Bellow, one of the founders of…
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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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No Justice, No Freedom: Medical Abuse in Private Prisons

Program Director Sabi Ardalan and Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director at Project South, penned this op-ed for Women’s eNews.

Ninth Circuit Court vacates decision in Matter of K-S-E-

In June 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the decision in Matter of K-S-E-, in which the Board of Immigration Appeals had ruled that Kesly Sylvestre, a Haitian man, was “firmly resettled” in Brazil and that the Haitian government was able and willing to control his persecutors. Mr. Sylvestre was represented by our…
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