This Week in Clinic

Sofia Vivero and Joseph McGlew-Castañeda, students in our Immigrant Justice Clinic, talk about securing release for a detained immigrant client last week. ICE refused to release the client to a location convenient to his family in DC, so the students picked him up at the detention facility and brought him home to his family.

The epilogue, sadly, is not so positive. The client was picked up again on a past warrant and is back in detention. The students are trying to figure out what is going on, and they continue to fight for their client.

International Human Rights Law Clinic Students Testify Before the Inter American Court of Human Rights

Last school year, International Human Rights Law Clinic student attorneys Anna Maitland and Regina Verret collaborated with three NGOs to submit a brief to the to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on unaccompanied migrant youth detained in the United States. Recently, current student attorneys Diana Navas and Jacqueline Zamarripa presented to the court. Skip to 3:31:48 to view their testimony.

For more information about this project, see http://www.wcl.american.edu/news/iacthr_migrantchildren.cfm.