One-of-a-Kind Project Honored
award recognizes post-deportation work at bc law
Boston College Law’s Post- Deportation Human Rights Project (PDHRP) has received the Human Rights Award from Alternative Chance/Chans Altenativ, a New York-based organization that works with Haitian deportees.
“This award recognizes the increasing impact of our project as well as the great work done by attorneys Rachel Rosenbloom, Mary Holper, and many of our students in this challenging, newly developing legal arena,” said Professor Daniel Kanstroom, project founder and director, who accepted the award on behalf of the PDHRP, the Center for Human Rights, and Boston College Law School.
PDHRP offers a novel and multi-tiered approach to the problem of harsh and unlawful deportations from the United States.
It is the first and only legal advocၼacy project in the country to undertake systematically the representation of individuals who have been deported from the United States.
The PDHRP was conceived by Kanstroom, author of Deportation Nation: Outsiders in American History (Harvard University Press, 2007). The project builds upon his decades of experience defending immigrants in deportation hearings, training law students, and devising new legal strategies for addressing increasingly harsh and rigid deportation laws. Legal work is overseen by Kanstroom and supervising attorney Rosenbloom, with assistance from Boston College law students.
More information on the project can be found at www.bc.edu/ centers/humanrights/projects/deportation.html.