Deportation Defense Clinic

Professor Alexander T. Holtzman, Attorney-in-Charge
Maximum Enrollment: 20 Students

The Deportation Defense Clinic at Hofstra Law provides:

  1. Client representation. We provide full deportation defense services, including screening for relief, rapid response to ICE raids, visiting detained clients in immigrant and criminal detention centers, litigation in immigration and family court (including hearings in immigration court such as master calendar, bond, and individual hearings, as well as family court trials), administrative advocacy with USCIS and at asylum interviews, and appellate work before the Board of Immigration Appeals, Second Department Appellate Division, and Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
  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 legislative and administrative advocacy, community organizing, legal trainings and networking among nonprofits and private attorneys, and provide professional development.

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

Students receive 6 credits per semester.