IMMIGRATION

Stevi Leavitt
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

1L Stevi Leavitt

With equal parts interest in immigration law and environmental justice law, Stevi Leavitt saw the extended winter break as an opportunity not to be wasted. With the ability to work...

barbed wire fence
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Students in Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic have released a series of in-depth practice advisories on the immigration consequences of commonly charged Florida crimes. The work marks the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s...

Abraham Rubert-Schewel
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

As a law student, former Miami Public Interest Scholar Abraham Rubert-Schewel, J.D. ’14, focused on the areas of immigration law and human rights law, both of which laid the foundation for his career as an advocate.

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graphic image of immigrants walking
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The symposium “Children of Immigrants in the Age of Deportation” was led by Alejandro Portes, professor of law and sociology at the School of Law, with the support of Margarita Rodriguez, lecturer in sociology and UMIA faculty fellow for...

immigration clinic students
Friday, May 1, 2020

Immigration Clinic students Maria Llorens, Olivia Parise, Meredith Hoffman, and Katarina Gomez

A federal judge ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement to reduce by hundreds the number of people...

mask barbed wire
Thursday, April 30, 2020

A lawsuit, filed by the University of Miami School of Law’s Immigration Clinic on April 13, 2020, accuses U.S. Immigration authorities of ignoring...

prison inmate
Thursday, April 23, 2020

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 23, 2020) – In a decision on a suit brought by the University of Miami’s immigration clinic, a federal magistrate in Miami instructed Wednesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement substantially lower...

Immigrant detained
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The leadership at Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic is calling for the release of those held in immigration detention, as COVID-19 cases are breaking out in facilities across the country.

Clinic Director Rebecca Sharpless has...

clinic students with client
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Clinic students with client

Last month, just in time for the winter holidays, another Miami Law Immigration Clinic client won the right to remain in the United States. The client, a political...

10th anniversary artwork
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

In the decade since the University of Miami School of Law Immigration Clinic opened its doors, the advocacy center has defended countless individuals against deportation, advocated for immigrant survivors of violence, and...

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