HIRC releases report on effect of Executive Orders on refugees; Urges Canada to reconsider Safe Third Country Agreement

The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic released a report today on the effects of President Trump’s Executive Orders on people seeking asylum protection in the United States under long-standing provisions of U.S. and international law, including refugee law and the Convention Against Torture. In the wake of the Executive Orders, media attention has focused largely on… Read More

“Protecting Central American Families”: HIRC Featured in Harvard Review of Latin America

All Maribel had wanted was to work in a beauty salon in her home country of Honduras, maybe one day doing well enough to open a salon of her own. Hair and nails, or maybe just nails since manicures are her specialty. Maribel (not her real name; all names in this article have been changed to protect confidentiality) dreamt of using the money to put her five-year-old daughter in a good school, and finally move into a two-bedroom apartment of their own, far from the cramped room they shared in the two-room shack in the slums of Tegucigalpa. Read More

In the wake of executive orders restricting travel ban, HLS Clinic provides legal support and advocacy

In the wake of the presidential election in November and after last week’s executive orders by President Donald Trump restricting immigration, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program has been addressing the related legal concerns of Harvard students, faculty, staff, and affected individuals in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The clinic is also focusing on policy questions through litigation and legislative advocacy. 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