Since 1979, the Immigration Clinic of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice has represented non-citizens before the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. We also represent people before the federal circuit courts of appeals and the federal district courts on various issues.
The Immigration Clinic's clients come from all over the world seeking protection in the form of asylum, withholding of removal and the relief under the U.N. Convention Against Torture. We also assist people who are long term residents, victims of crimes, trafficking and/or domestic violence, and minors who were abused, neglected or abandoned by their parent to obtain immigration relief.
In addition to client representation, the Immigration Clinic conducts a bi-monthly “Know Your Rights” immigration legal orientation program and consultation at Luke’s House, a community based health clinic located in Central City of the City of New Orleans.