Category: Students

Reflections on the Crimmigration Clinic

Over the past few years, the Crimmigration Clinic at our Program has greatly expanded, and more and more students have been able to learn about the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. Clinical students from the Class of 2022 have been passionate advocates, assisting with case work, litigation efforts, and policy advocacy.   Students…
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Reflections on HIRC from the Class of 2022

Today, we prepare to say good-bye to students from the Harvard Law School Class of 2022 who have participated in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. Our graduating clinical students have contributed immensely to HIRC’s work, from assembling humanitarian-based relief immigration applications to drafting district court complaints and appeals briefs to engaging in class action…
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Henry Beshar and Stacey Menjivar receive 2022 Clinical Legal Education Association Awards

Stacey Menjivar ’22 won a CLEA Outstanding Clinical Student Award for her work with HIRC and the Cyberlaw Clinic.

Gina Starfield wins 2022 David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award

HIRC and HIP graduating clinical student Gina Starfield was awarded the 2022 David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award.

‘I felt so strongly that this was the right place’

This HLS Today profile features graduating student Jack Beard ’22, who participated in the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic.

“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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Crimmigration Clinic participates in oral argument before the First Circuit

On June 23, 2021, Clinical Instructor Sameer Ahmed participated in an oral argument before the en banc court of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Diaz-Ortiz v. Garland. The Immigration Court had ordered Mr. Diaz Ortiz, a young Latino man living in East Boston, deported because he was allegedly a gang…
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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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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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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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