Policy Advocacy

• HIRC staff members and Immigration Response Initiative (IRI) students submitted two letters to the City of Cambridge: one in support of an initiative to allow for noncitizens to vote in municipal elections, and the other in support of a legal defense fund for immigration representation.

• HIRC established international precedent that rape constitutes torture in a case before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

• The U.S. Department of Justice, legacy INS, and the Department of Homeland Security have engaged HIRC in the training of immigration judges, asylum officers, and supervisors on issues related to asylum law.

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