Category: Sabrineh Ardalan

Staff Spotlight: Sabi Ardalan

Sabrineh Ardalan is the Director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and a Clinical Professor at Harvard Law School. Sabi’s interest and passion in immigration law started in her childhood with her family. “I come from a family of immigrants from Iran,” says Sabi. “Through conversations with my family about the immigration system…
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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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In Last Lecture, Sabi Ardalan stresses the importance of community building

“You’ve pushed us to be better teachers, better colleagues, and better humans.”

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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Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program blocks another Trump administration asylum rule

“‘There needs to be a path to citizenship for so many people, including DACA recipients, TPS holders, and undocumented people here in the U.S.,’ [Ardalan] said. ‘We need to rethink our immigration system.’”

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Judge blocks wide-ranging asylum limits, finding DHS chief did not have authority to issue them

“‘This is the most far-reaching of the midnight asylum regulations unveiled in the Trump administration’s final days,’ said Sabrineh Ardalan, the director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical program, one of the groups challenging the policy.”

BREAKING: Court Blocks Illegal “Death to Asylum” Trump Rule

San Francisco, California (January 8, 2021) – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction blocking a sweeping Trump administration rule that would gut protections for people fleeing persecution and torture. The injunction halts the new rule’s implementation nationwide ahead of its scheduled effective date of Monday, January 11,…
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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.’”

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program scores a victory for asylum seekers

In recent court ruling, Harvard Law students help prevent more stringent federal immigration rule from going into effect.

Upcoming webinar: “Immigration and Detention Centers/Comparative International Issues Surrounding COVID-19”

On November 4 from 12-1 pm EST, Program Director Sabi Ardalan will join Bill Alford, Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of Law and Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Program, and Gerald Neuman, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, for a panel discussion on “Immigration and Detention Centers/Comparative…
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