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Penn State’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic Files Second Brief with Supreme CourtUniversity Park, Pa. — The Civil Rights Appellate Clinic at Penn Law recently filed an amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case Ricci v. DeStefano. The case is scheduled to heard by the Supreme Court on April 22.
ABA President-elect reappoints Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia to Commission on ImmigrationImmigrants’ rights advocate and law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will serve a second year on the ABA Commission on Immigration, an association that works to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States. Professor Wadhia is a key voice in the debate about post-9/11 immigration policy and directs the Center for Immigrants’ Rights.
New toolkit sheds light on lesser known immigration remediesToday, Duane Morris LLP, Maggio & Kattar, and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights released a toolkit for practitioners on two significant but lesser known immigration remedies, private bills and deferred action.
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights plays key role in key post 9/11 policy shiftThe Department of Homeland Security announced it would suspend the controversial NSEERS (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) program implemented in the wake of September 11, 2001, a move which had been advocated for by the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights.
Joint study by Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’Rights finds filing deadline violates human rightsOne in five refugees seeking protection in the United States is denied asylum because they do not apply within one year of their arrival and miss the 12-month deadline imposed by Congress, according to a study of the Board of Immigration Appeals' (BIA) asylum decisions, which Penn State Law students scrutinized as part of their work at the Center for Immigrants’ Rights.
Human rights play starring role in World on Trial filmingThe Apfelbaum Family Courtroom was crowded with cameras, equipment, and people from cultures around the world. Speakers of French and English mingled in the Lewis Katz Building, while five Penn State jurors awaited opening statements for the pilot episode of "World on Trial."
ABA appoints Professor Wadhia to Immigration CommissionShoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, clinical professor and director of the Center for Immigrants' Rights, has been named by the American Bar Association (ABA) to its Commission on Immigration. The 13-member commission was established in August 2002 and directs the ABA’s efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States.
Center for Immigrants’ Rights co-authors report critical of 'asylum clock'As part of its mission to promote a modernized immigration system through representation of immigrant advocacy organizations, students from Penn State Law's Center for Immigrants' Rights collaborated with the American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center to co-author a new study, Up Against the Clock: Fixing the Broken Employment Authorization Asylum Clock.
Refugee Act turns 30, undergoes examination at Penn State LawRefugees are among the world’s most vulnerable people, and last year the United States resettled more refugees than any other country—80,000. But the road to gaining asylum in the United States is anything but predictable. Major players from the human rights, immigration, and advocacy community gathered at Penn State Law to ask two fundamental questions about the now 30-year-old Refugee Act: how did we get here, and where do we go from here?
Center for Immigrants’ Rights to host fall colloquium marking the 30th anniversary of the Refugee ActPenn State Law’s Center for Immigrants' Rights will host a fall colloquium marking the 30th anniversary of the Refugee Act on November 12.