Category: Sabrineh Ardalan

Immigration professors urge action from EOIR on COVID-19

On March 20th, immigration professors from across the country, including HIRC Director Sabi Ardalan and Managing Attorney Phil Torrey, submitted a joint letter to the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), which urges EOIR to develop and enact policies that address the COVID-19 crisis and its possible effects on immigration court proceedings. The letter has…
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HIRC files amicus briefs on asylum

Asylum seekers continue to face legal hurdles in their pursuit of safety here in the U.S., and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) has been busy working on litigation to protect their rights. Within the first month of 2020, HIRC submitted two amicus briefs regarding immigration and asylum law. The first brief, submitted…
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More Than 1,000 Sign Petition Supporting Divinity School Student Denied Entry to United States

“Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic director Sabrineh Ardalan and Cambridge lawyer Susan B. Church also represent Arandi. Arandi’s lawyers filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights office on January 30.”

HIRC Submits Civil Rights Complaint to DHS Regarding Treatment of Deported Iranian Student

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/29/2020 Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program Submits Civil Rights Complaint to DHS Regarding Treatment of Deported Iranian Student Harvard Divinity School Student Reihana Emami Arandi Denied Entry in September 2019 On January 29, attorneys from the Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program submitted a complaint to the Office of…
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Sabrineh Ardalan named clinical professor of law and faculty director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

We are thrilled to announce that Sabi is now a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of HIRC!

Prepared for the Challenge

Read the stories of four HIRC alumni who are continuing to advocate for the rights of asylum-seekers and immigrants.

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program Calls on Inter-American Human Rights Commission to Investigate Mexico for Rights Violations at Border

Last week, the Clinic and five other groups filed a request to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, demanding that they investigate the Mexican government’s complicity in the illegal practice of “metering,” under which thousands of individuals seeking asylum in the United States are forced to wait for prolonged periods in limbo in Mexico. This…
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HIRC Shares Resources for Immigrants Affected by ICE Raids

In anticipation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE’s) plans to step up immigration enforcement beginning this weekend, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) has posted a series of resources for affected Massachusetts residents. This includes information about immigrants’ legal rights, as well as resources for finding an attorney. “It’s important to remember…
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Refugee Protection at Risk: Remain in Mexico and Other Efforts to Undermine the U.S. Asylum System

HIRC Assistant Director Sabi Ardalan breaks down the harmful impacts the “Remain in Mexico” policy has on asylum seekers.

Impact of a US asylum decision on sexual and reproductive health and rights: a call to action for health and legal professionals

HIRC Assistant Director Sabi Ardalan partnered with Dr. Rose Molina and Dr. Jennifer Scott from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on this important paper that outlines the negative impacts the reversal of Matter of A-R-C-G- has on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.