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Migration & Human Rights Program

The Migration and Human Rights Program at Cornell Law School sits at the nexus of practice and research on immigration laws in the United States. The Program supports the collaboration of scholars at Cornell focused on immigration and human rights across many disciplines.

About the Program

Through this website, we provide free access to relevant immigration laws and regulations and include information about recent policy changes in the United States. Founding faculty members of the program provide free legal assistance to immigrants through the Afghanistan Assistance Clinic, Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Law Clinic, and the Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic.

The program’s work grounds migration analysis in international human rights standards. The United States is a party to a number of international human rights treaties that require it to ensure that police treat immigrants fairly, to provide adequate conditions in detention centers, and to ensure that immigrants are not subject to discrimination.

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Immigration Laws and Regulations

Immigration Law Representation for Cornell Students

The immigration practitioners at Cornell Law School will provide — without charge — immigration legal assistance to DACAmented and undocumented Cornell students and students who have accepted Cornell's offer of admission. Contact the groups below for assistance.
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Immigration Volunteer Opportunities

Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr (moderator), Charles Kamasaki (Distinguished visiting Immigration Scholar at Cornell Law School), and Michelle Hackman (Immigration Reporter for The Wall Street Journal), during a panel discussion on Immigration Reform: Might Past Be Prologue?

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