Massachusetts Hall

Harvard Says Incoming Student Stopped at Belarus Airport

Authorities halted a Harvard-bound sophomore at the airport in Minsk, Belarus, lawyer and Harvard Corporation Fellow William F. “Bill” Lee ’72 said in a conference Thursday.

Joseph Moakley Courthouse

Experts Link Harvard ICE Lawsuit to Recent SCOTUS Precedents on Procedural Issues

A lawsuit Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday is a major step into existing legal battles over immigration and executive action, experts say.

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International Students

Harvard President Bacow Condemns New ICE Guidelines Jeopardizing International Students

Students attending colleges and universities operating entirely online will not be allowed to remain in residence in the United States, according to guidelines released Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

Harvard Admins 'Disappointed' with Temporary Worker Visa Suspension

Harvard administrators are “disappointed” with the Executive Order signed Monday by President Donald J. Trump, per University Spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.

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Student Groups

Harvard Affiliates Praise Supreme Court Ruling on DACA, Demand Further Immigration Reforms

Harvard affiliates celebrated the United States Supreme Court’s Thursday decision to block the Trump administration from immediately dismantling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and called on lawmakers to institute additional progressive immigration reforms.

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Central Administration

Bacow Urges Against Immigration Restrictions in Letter to Secretaries of State, Homeland Security

University President Lawrence S. Bacow urged the federal government to enact “forward-thinking immigration policies”  in a June 2 letter to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf.

Harvard Law School Recruitment

Harvard Law Experts Say Immigration Suspension Will Harm Children and DACA Recipients

Harvard Law School immigration experts said a recent executive order suspending immigration to the United States will especially harm young children and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.

HLS Clinics Update
Harvard Law School

Citing Harvard Law School Clinic Brief, Federal Court Recognizes Gender as a Basis for Granting Asylum

After 30 years of advocacy by the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinic, a federal appeals court recognized gender as a basis for granting asylum on Friday, allowing women facing domestic violence in their home countries to seek refuge in the United States.

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Cambridge City Council

City Council Approves Ordinance Advising Police to Summons Unlicensed Drivers

The Cambridge City Council recently approved a measure that advises police not to arrest unlicensed drivers in Cambridge in an effort to protect undocumented immigrants.

Bacow Letter to Washington

Bacow Pens Letter to Trump Urging Reconsideration of Travel Ban

University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter on Jan. 27 to President Donald J. Trump, asserting concerns about expanding the travel ban — a policy announced in early 2017 that restricted entry to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries.

Iranian Divinity School Student Case
Harvard Divinity School

More Than 1,000 Sign Petition Supporting Divinity School Student Denied Entry to United States

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding the safe re-entry of Reihana Emami Arandi, an Iranian citizen admitted to Harvard Divinity School in 2019 but deported from Logan International Airport in September.

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Harvard Divinity School

Lawyers File Civil Rights Complaint in Case of Deported Harvard Divinity School Admittee

Lawyers representing Reihana Emami Arandi — an Iranian citizen deported from Logan International Airport last fall while trying to attend Harvard Divinity School — filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Homeland Security’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Office on Thursday.