Hofstra Law

Deportation Defense Clinic

Professor Alexander T. HoltzmanAttorney-in-Charge
Maximum Enrollment: Typically 8 Students (Cap of 20 Students)

The Deportation Defense Clinic at Hofstra Law provides:

  1. Client representation. The clinic provides full deportation defense services for clients most at-risk of deportation. We defend clients in need of motions to reopen prior removal orders, facing false gang allegations, seeking release on bond, and victims of trafficking seeking relief. The clinic provides legal screenings for relief, responds to ICE raids, represents clients detained in ICE jails, litigates in immigration court (such as master calendar, bond, and individual hearings), administrative advocacy with USCIS and at asylum interviews, and appellate litigation before the Board of Immigration Appeals and in Federal Court. 
  2. Impact litigation. We challenge policies and practices that harm the immigrant community on Long Island and in New York.
  3. Community advocacy. We advocate for human, civil, and constitutional rights for immigrant communities on Long Island and in New York through collaborations with legal service providers, legal trainings, professional development, legislative and administrative advocacy, and community organizing.

Interested in more details? Have a referral? Please contact (516) 463-5934.

Students receive 6 credits per semester.