Immigration Response Initiative students featured in the Harvard Law Bulletin

“The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program hummed with activity late into the night as students worked on amicus briefs and human rights abuse documentation for clients. Founded and directed by asylum scholar and Clinical Professor Deborah Anker LL.M. ’84, the Harvard Law program has involved students in the direct representation of asylum seekers and… Read More

Deborah Anker to moderate FDR Memorial Lecture, “Formulating a new good neighbor policy”

HIRC’s Deborah Anker will moderate the 8th annual FDR memorial lecture, entitled “Formulating a new good neighbor policy.” The lecture will bring together Republican entrepreneur Solomon Trujillo and Democratic former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, co-founders of the Latino Donor Collaborative, to renew FDR’s call for thoughtful cross-cultural engagement. Read More

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

Limitations on the undocumented

Harvard analysts react to Supreme Court tie that leaves intact lower court injunction against relaxed immigration policy Article by Liz Mineo, Harvard Staff Writer, Harvard Gazette A deadlocked Supreme Court dealt a major blow to President Obama’s executive actions to grant relief from deportation to nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.… Read More

Deborah Anker Receives FBA-ILS New Member Award

Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC), was honored for exceptional achievement for a new member of the Federal Bar Association. The Honorable Dorothy A. Harbeck presented the award last month, citing in her speech the relationship she’s formed with Anker over the… Read More