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Center for Immigrants’ Rights News

With immigration reform prominent in news and politics, Penn State Law Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and clinical law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will discuss executive power in immigration law as part of a panel at the ninth annual Homeland Security Law Institute on August 22 in Washington, D.C. Her talk will focus on separation of powers concerns and procedural obligations under administrative law.
Professor Shoba Wadhia and students
The Center for Immigrants’ Rights at Penn State Law and Boston University School of Law’s Immigrants’ Rights Clinic  announce the publication of the "Refugee and Asylee Adjustment Toolkit.”
Professor Shoba Wadhia and students
During “withholding only” proceedings an immigration judge can preserve the freedom of immigrants who fear torture and persecution in their home countries, but finding an attorney to make that case to a judge can be difficult. Immigration detention centers are often located in rural places with few immigration attorneys nearby.
Professor Shoba Wadhia with students Lauren Hartley and James GIlbert
The American Immigration Council, ABA Commission on Immigration and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights released a practice advisory today for attorneys representing non-citizens in immigration proceedings.
Penn State Law clinic students partnered with Maggio + Kattar to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request to Department of State (DOS) seeking information about and statistics relating to Administrative Processing. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document was prepared to provide helpful information to those individuals undergoing administrative process and to their family members or employers.
Matt Tamul and Professor Wadhia
A new blog by clinic students at Penn State Law is designed to help practitioners stay up-to-date on the latest Third Circuit immigration decisions. A collaboration between the Penn State Center for Immigrants’ Rights and the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC), the blog covers precedential and select non-precedential Third Circuit decisions.
The Law School students, alumni, and faculty worked hard to make 2013 a year rich in scholarship, achievement, advocacy, and learning. Collected here are the ten most-read news stories on our website in 2013.     10. Clinic files Supreme Court brief on housing discrimination case
“To File or Not to File,” a report released today by the Center for Immigrants’ Rights at Penn State Law highlights the rate and circumstances surrounding Notice to Appear (NTA) filings at the immigration court. The report is available to the public online.