Issue Areas

The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program engages in advocacy around a wide range of immigration-related issues. We work to uphold the rights of our clients and the wider community through policy work, litigation, and community outreach.

Our program has authored dozens of amicus briefs on behalf of immigration scholars on issues ranging from the travel ban to state detainer policies to bars to asylum, and has litigated cutting-edge issues at all levels, including in front of administrative bodies, circuit courts, and international tribunals. Clinical students participate in advocacy projects, as well as public comment and report writing on important threats to immigrant justice, such as ICE’s misuse of solitary confinement in immigrant detention and the effects of the U.S.’s “Safe Third Country Agreement” with Canada.

We have also developed major scholarship concerning refugee trauma and narrative, representation of children asylum seekers, and international labor migration and comparative immigration law.