HIRC students testify at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights hearing on executive orders

Despite the glaring absence of the U.S. government officials, we civil society organizations had productive conversations with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Malene and I testified that the executive orders greatly curtail asylum seekers’ ability to meaningfully pursue their claims for protection and increase the risk of deportation to countries where they face persecution or torture.
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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights grants HIRC’s joint request to participate in emergency hearing on executive orders

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has granted a request filed by the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) to participate in a hearing on the impact of President Trump’s Executive Orders on human rights in the United States. Read More

HIRC files an amicus brief in lawsuit challenging Trump’s new refugee cap

The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) filed on Thursday an amicus curiae brief in support of a lawsuit that seeks, among other things, to prevent the Trump administration from lowering the number of refugees that can be allowed into the country. The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the International… Read More

2017 Summer Fellowship at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Summer Fellowship at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. The Fellow will work primarily on cases of individuals seeking asylum and other humanitarian protections, as well as on policy advocacy and appellate litigation. Applicants are requested to submit to Jordana Arias (hirc@law.harvard.edu) the following materials: a… Read More