A deadlocked Supreme Court dealt a major blow to President Obama’s executive actions to grant relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Deborah Anker, director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, said: “[I]t puts hundreds of thousands of people at risk of deportation, including parents of U.S. citizens or legal residents.”
Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Policy Program has received a generous grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The grant supports the program’s work to advance reform of unfair policies for imposing fees and fines in the criminal justice system. The grant, which totals more than $1 million, will allow the Criminal Justice Policy Program to assist policymakers and advocates around the country seeking to bring about change in this area.
Raheemah Abdulaleem ’01 was standing on a Washington, D.C., street corner in 2009 on her way to work at the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division when a man yelled at her from his car to “go back to your country.” An African-American who grew up in Philadelphia in a family whose roots in the United States are nearly as old as the country, Abdulaleem was wearing a hijab, the traditional headscarf worn by some Muslim women.