Post-Deportation Human Rights Project

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Over the past decade, immigrant communities in the U.S. have been subjected to an increasing range of systematic human rights violations, including arrest without warrants, incarceration without bail, and deportation without regard to family ties, length of residence in the U.S., or other humanitarian factors.

The Post-Deportation Human Rights Project, based at the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College, is designed to address the harsh effects of current U.S. deportation policies. The Project aims to conceptualize an entirely new area of law, promoting the rights of deportees and their family members through research, policy analysis, human rights advocacy, and training programs. The ultimate aim of the Project is to advocate, in collaboration with affected families and communities, for fundamental changes that will introduce proportionality, compassion, and respect for family unity into U.S. immigration laws and bring these laws into compliance with international human rights standards.

www.postdeportation.org

On this new site, we will gather, curate, and organize scholarship, social science data, government and NGO reports, and legal materials regarding the evolving global phenomenon of deportation. The site will also contain deportation statistics and information about the challenges faced by deported individuals, as well as the text of the Declaration on the Rights of Deported and Expelled Persons along with opportunities to comment on the document. 

The portal remains a work in progress! Please send any feedback and suggestions to us at pdhrp@bc.edu. If you would like to submit your own scholarship or research for inclusion, you may do so in the Submit Info tab. Thank you for your interest! Visit the new site »

Important note on legal representation:

Please note that the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project (PDHRP) is no longer conducting intake interviews. We will not be taking on new cases for representation, nor will we be providing consultations to assess whether a deported individual may have any legal remedies available.  

Existing PDHRP clients and attorneys seeking assistance with a post-deportation case may continue to contact us using the information on the Contact tab.

New inquiries may seek legal help with the assistance of the following resources:

 

Post-Deportation Human Rights Project
Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College
Kenny Cottle Library
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459

Phone: 617-552-9261
Fax: 617-552-9595
E-mail:
 pdhrp@bc.edu

As to its cruelty, nothing can exceed a forcible deportation from a country of one's residence, and the breaking up of all the relations of friendship, family, and business there contracted.
Fong Yue Ting v. United States, 149 U.S. 698, 730 (1892) (Justice Field, dissenting)

Please note that the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project (PDHRP) is no longer be conducting intake interviews. We will not be taking on new cases for representation, nor will we be providing consultations to assess whether a deported individual may have any legal remedies available.

Existing PDHRP clients and attorneys seeking assistance with a post-deportation case may continue to contact us using the information above.

New inquiries may seek legal help with the assistance of the following resources:

AILA lawyer search tool to find an immigration attorney: http://www.ailalawyer.com/.

For those unable to afford a lawyer, they may try this directory to search for a non-profit immigration legal services provider: http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/.

Thank you.

Post-Deportation Human Rights Project
Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College
Kenny Cottle Library
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459

Phone: 617-552-9261
Fax: 617-552-9595
E-mail:
 pdhrp@bc.edu