Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic Urges Government to Let More Haitians into U.S. on Humanitarian Grounds

From PRWeb Memo argues earthquake requires U.S. to provide more aggressive help. The U.S. government should move quickly to allow more Haitians affected by the Port-au-Prince earthquake to enter the country so they can receive urgent medical care and be reunited with family members, a memo ( to the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) co-written by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic ( argues. The clinic wrote the memo in collaboration with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, Ira Kurzban, a Miami-based immigration law attorney, and other community advocates in Miami. Citing the magnitude of the quake, which has left more than 230,000 dead and over 600,000 homeless, the clinic, along with signatories that include law professors, law clinics, and human rights and immigrants’ rights organizations, is asking CIS to ease the crisis in […]

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