Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights

The INCR clinic includes on its docket a number of civil liberties cases arising out of government policies in the aftermath of September 11, including citizen and non-citizen military imprisonment without charge or process, Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues, international human rights and humanitarian law issues, and other issues.

Students may be responsible for a range of roles in these cases, including legal research and writing, oral argument, client interviewing, and coordination with accompanying political campaigns. Concretely, INCR clinic students have drafted, filed and argued motions in federal district court; they have written appellate and Supreme Court briefs on live client matters; and they have engaged in negotiations with various U.S. government agencies as well as foreign government representatives in New York and Washington, D.C. in order to advance client interests. Students have also conducted privileged meetings with clients at the U.S. military prison facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Frequently Asked Questions for CUNY Students & Other New Yorkers Impacted by the Termination of DACA

September 27, 2017 – New York –
This document is a FAQ resource for CUNY students & other New Yorkers impacted by the termination of DACA. Though we still work towards permanent status for those who have been impacted by this and other destabilizing immigration policies, we have received many questions from CUNY community members who are concerned about losing status and how to potentially navigate life without documents. With this resource we hope to address initial questions that CUNY community members may have about immigration status, work authorization, professional licensing, parental planning, law enforcement interactions, healthcare and more.

If you would like to see this document translated in other languages, please let us know. We will be posting it in Spanish on our website in the coming week. This document is the product of a collaboration between the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic, Health Law Practice Clinic and The Planning with Parents Project at the CUNY School of Law. Do reach out to us if you have any further questions on this and/or related matters.