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Growing Up in the Shadows: The Developmental Implications of Unauthorized Status

"Unauthorized immigrants account for approximately one-fourth of all immigrants in the United States, yet they dominate public perceptions and are at the heart of a policy impasse. Caught in the middle are the children of these immigrants—youth who are coming of age and living in the...

Harvard Grad Wins Double Award: Fellowship and DACA

" Pierre Berastaín has focused his energies on what connects us, what restores us and what fortifies us. The graduate of R. L. Turner High in Carrollton is co-founder of the Boston-based Restorative Justice Collaborative . He’s working on his second degree at Harvard, at the Divinity...

Lawful Permanent Resident Returned to US After Wrongful Deportation

"The Post-Deportation Human Rights Project, together with the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School (CJI), has successfully returned a young man to the United States and to his family after two and a half years in exile. Victor Veloz-Risik – a US lawful permanent resident since...

Bordering on Failure: Canada-U.S. Border Policy and the Politics of Refugee Exclusion

"The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC) released today a comprehensive report titled Bordering on Failure: Canada-U.S. Border Policy and the Politics of Refugee Exclusion . The result of extensive research and fact-finding investigations led by HIRC affiliates Dr. Efrat Arbel (SJD '12...

Good Citizenship

"“I’m not in a powerful position,” says Margaret Stock MPA 2001. “All I can do are the little things I’m capable of doing.” Even so, those little things have added up to a lot—specifically, a program that has the potential to change the lives of thousands...

Stock in Trade: Ingenuity

"When Margaret Stock [Harvard Law] ’92 was young, her great-grandfather, an Army veteran of the Philippine-American War and World War I, lived at her house in Wellesley, Mass. She used to go through his military memorabilia with him—awards, a mirror he’d used in the trenches, and...

Harvard Clinical Prof. Deborah Anker Wins Human Rights Award

"Clinical Professor of Law Deborah Anker and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) will receive a prestigious human rights award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the leading immigration bar association, in June. Anker, one of the most widely known asylum...

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic Releases Report on Trump Executive Orders

HIRC, Feb. 8, 2017 - "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...