In March 2021, the Texas Law Immigration Clinic published with Grassroots Leadership a report entitled “Cruelty and Corruption: Contracting to Lock up Immigrant Women for Profit at the Hutto Detention Center.” The Hutto detention center, located in Taylor, Texas, holds women seeking asylum in the United States. For years, the Texas Law Immigration Clinic has […]
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Texas advocates hope Biden closes immigration center marred by sex abuse allegations
A DACA Recipient And A Legal Scholar Say SCOTUS Decision A Victory For Dreamers, But Also Temporary
Since the rollout of the “Remain in Mexico” program in south Texas in the summer of 2019, the clinic has engaged in efforts to address the extreme harms suffered by asylum seekers trapped in northern Mexico during their U.S. Immigration Court proceedings as a result of this new policy. In the fall of 2019, student […]
Today, 119 organizations and 122 scholars and academics wrote a letter to committees and subcommittees of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging action to end the Department of Homeland Security’s “Remain in Mexico” program. The letter outlines the program’s many harms to asylum-seekers and violations of U.S. law and international obligations of non-refoulement.
My experiences with the Immigration Clinic absolutely exceeded my expectations. In my first year, opportunities to participate in pro bono work through the Clinic, including detention work, kept me motivated and reminded me why I decided to go to law school in the first place. As a Student Attorney in the Clinic during my second […]
My participation in the Immigration Clinic was one of the most enjoyable, valuable, and rewarding experiences of my law school career. My experiences in this clinic has taught me about loyalty to my clients, non-judgmentalism, managing a caseload and how to negotiate confidently with law enforcement agents. I learned how to build strong relationships with the people I was representing, […]
The Immigration Clinic is the best experience I can imagine having in law school. I was afforded the privilege to work with and directly represent some amazing and incredibly strong clients who kept faith in a couple of young law students throughout their detention and deportation proceedings. The clinic provided me with the opportunity to develop my research and writing skills […]
The Immigration Clinic joins 96 civil society organizations, and an additional 120 individuals with expertise in migration, refugee law, and human rights, on this signed letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The letter requests that the Commission consider a comprehensive, initial visit to the US-Mexico border and to use all mechanisms available to […]
The Clinic authored and joined with dozens of law and social science professors to submit an “EXPERT RESPONSE TO THE FINAL EMERGENCY INTERIM REPORT OF THE CBP FAMILIES AND CHILDREN CARE PANEL OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL” in May 2019. The response discusses current immigration realities at the US-Mexico border.