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Immigration Initiative at Harvard Seeks Research Assistant

January 14, 2020

The Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH) is recruiting a Research Assistant to work for up to 12 hours a week (hours to be confirmed depending on the successful candidate’s academic status), beginning 1 March 2020 for five months, with the possibility of extension. The candidate should have an existing Harvard affiliation. The main aims of the role will include facilitating the IIH team with the organization of events and administrative tasks related to a forthcoming conference on the topic of immigration. The Research Assistant will be expected to spend at least one day a week in the...

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U.S. Extends Temporary Work Permits for El Salvador Immigrants

October 28, 2019

"Eager to seal a deal with El Salvador to curb a surge of migrants to the southwestern border, the Trump administration on Monday agreed to special legal protections that would allow an estimated 250,000 Salvadorans to stay and work in the United States for an additional year.

The announcement walks back an earlier decision to strip Temporary Protected Status in January from these Salvadoran immigrants, many of whom have resided lawfully in the United States for nearly two decades...

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Harvard Gazette: A Celebration of Immigration

March 6, 2018

"At a workshop on immigrants’ rights held Monday morning at the Memorial Church, attorneys Jason Corral and Cindy Zapata of the Harvard Immigration & Refugee Clinical Program shared legal advice on how to deal with the more aggressive enforcement of immigration laws under the Trump administration. Corral has provided legal services to at least 60 undocumented students studying at Harvard."

"The event was part of the DACA Seminar, a series of daylong events on campus to highlight, among other things, the future of the federal program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama-era initiative that protects young immigrants from deportation."

Read more in the Harvard Gazette.