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Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic wins rehearing of child asylum case in First Circuit

    September 13, 2010

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has granted a rehearing in Mejilla-Romero v. Holder, vacating its original published decision denying a child asylum applicant’s petition for review. The order granting rehearing now directs the Board of Immigration Appeals to address the special treatment of child asylum applicants as set forth in guidelines issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the United Nation High Commission for Refugees.

  • Clinical Professor Deborah Anker

    Anker named 2009 Woman of Justice

    November 18, 2009

    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers and the Women’s Bar Association have recognized Professor Deborah Anker, LL.M. ’84, one of the world’s leading scholars and practitioners of immigration law, as a 2009 Woman of Justice.

  • Facing huge odds, asylum-seekers find help at HLS

    October 1, 2009

    Diego, Anastasia and Juan (not their real names) are undocumented immigrants. They are seeking asylum in the United States because if they return to El Salvador, they say they will almost certainly be killed.

  • JOL immigration conference looks at enforcement, other challenges

    March 6, 2009

    A day-long symposium on the current status of immigration law drew immigration lawyers, policymakers and other experts from around the country to discuss a wide range of issues, from undocumented aliens to under-resourced courts and controversial enforcement methods.

  • HIRC director Deborah Anker receives NGO Lawyer of the Year award

    Immigrants’ Rights Group Honors Deborah Anker

    November 20, 2008

    Deborah Anker, director of the HLS Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and a clinical professor of law, has received an award from the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) in New York recognizing her pioneering work in humanitarian protection for immigrants fleeing protection.

  • Alumni Create Immigration Clinic Fellowship

    September 28, 2000

    Erik Gerding ’98 knew that fundraising, even for a good cause, is never easy. But as it turns out, when the cause is the Harvard…