HIRC files amicus brief challenging U.S. Attorney General’s efforts to restrict gender asylum

Leaders in the development of gender asylum jurisprudence challenge attempt to strip decades-old protections for women who fear persecution.  Cambridge, MA – Today the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) joins the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Human Rights First (HRF) and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) in filing a brief of amicus… Read More

HIRC Director and Assistant Director attend 2018 Harvard European Law Symposium

On April 6, HIRC’s Director Deborah Anker and Assistant Director Sabi Ardalan attended the 2018 Harvard European Law Symposium, “Europe and the US: Isolationism First?” The event brought together leading US and European experts in international trade, migration, antitrust law, integration, data protection, and national security. Professor Anker and Professor Ardalan spoke on the panel… Read More

HIRC files amicus brief on latest travel ban

On March 30th, HIRC filed an amicus brief challenging President Trump’s latest immigration order. The brief argues that the travel ban violates federal immigration statutes and that this latest version, like its predecessors, is not based on any exigent situation involving diplomacy or military affairs. It replaces individualized determinations of risk with blanket prohibitions and… Read More