Immigration

Students translate their learning into practice and represent noncitizens in the Immigration Court of Boston. Other enriching experiences include assisting asylum seekers, acquiring visas for crime victims, and ensuring people in immigrant communities know their rights.

Students gain vital practice skills in interviewing, drafting affidavits, preparing clients for interviews, and researching documents as they do this critical—and sometimes life-saving—work.

The types of cases students assist with include:

  • Asylum and other relief based on fear of persecution
  • Deportation waivers for long-term U.S. residents
  • Adjustment of status for noncitizens with family members who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Visas and relief for victims of violent crimes

The Immigration Clinic also works at the intersection of immigration and juvenile legal matters, collaborating with the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Program.

 

    

Legal Service LAB

Part of our innovative Legal Services LAB, a fully functioning law firm within our Center for Experiential Learning.