Category: State & Local

Harvard Crimmigration Clinic files amicus brief in Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case challenging validity of ICE detainers

The Crimmigration Clinic at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program recently filed an amicus curiae brief in support of a lawsuit arguing that it is unlawful for state law enforcement agencies to arrest and detain an individual in Massachusetts solely for immigration enforcement purposes.

HIP Students Continue to Push for Massachusetts Trust Act

Summer is coming to an end, but the fight to pass the Massachusetts Trust Act continues.    For most of the past year, the Harvard Immigration Project (HIP) has had the privilege of membership in the coalition of organizations working to end local law enforcement compliance with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers, or “ICE holds.” …
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Harvard Immigration Project (HIP) leads effort to gather support for the Massachusetts Trust Act

via: The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs blog By: Lily Axelrod, J.D.’15 Thirty-three professors from Massachusetts law schools have signed on to an important legal opinion drafted by Harvard Law students in support of the Massachusetts Trust Act. The bill seeks to restore the immigrant community’s trust in local law enforcement by limiting the…
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