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Disability Rights Law Clinic's Adrian Alvarez Volunteers at Border Detention Center

Disability Rights Law Clinic's Adrian Alvarez Volunteers at Border Detention Center

On July 12, 2018, Adrian Alvarez, a practitioner-in-residence with the Disability Rights Law Clinic, arrived at Casa Padre, a facility on the U.S.-Mexico border in Brownsville, Texas, that the nonprofit Southwest Key operates under a U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) contract to detain unaccompanied immigrant boys. His task: spend two days interviewing six boys—ranging in age from 13 to 17—from Guatemala and Honduras regarding their conditions of confinement.

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AUWCL's Economic Justice Program Hosts Panel on Immigrant Family Separation and Detention

AUWCL's Economic Justice Program Hosts Panel on Immigrant Family Separation and Detention

American University Washington College of Law’s Economic Justice Program hosted "Immigrant Family Separation and Family Detention," a panel discussion which focused on why immigrant families are coming to the U.S., why they have been separated, and what is being done to combat these separations.

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Report from ACLU, AUWCL's National Women's Advocacy Project Shows Deportation Fears Prevent Immigrants from Reporting Crimes

Report from ACLU, AUWCL's National Women's Advocacy Project Shows Deportation Fears Prevent Immigrants from Reporting Crimes

A report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in collaboration with American University Washington College of Law’s National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP), illustrates the impact of anti-immigrant discourse on immigrant crime victims and their willingness to seek out help from the justice system.

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Clinic Students Interview Refugees Over Spring Break

Clinic Students Interview Refugees Over Spring Break

While many AUWCL students recently spent their spring breaks decompressing on beaches and ski slopes, an International Human Rights Law Clinic (IHRLC) student group took advantage of the free time to interview refugees in Thailand about human rights abuses in their home country.

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