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UST Immigration Appellate Clinic wins their second case

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On February 20, 2014, the Board of Immigration Appeals remanded to the Board of Immigration Appeals (or Executive Office for Immigration Review –Los Angeles, California Immigration Court) the case of a Guatemalan asylum seeker who was represented by 3L students Charles Dolson ‘14 and Alan Tritcht '14 of the UST Immigration Appellate Clinic.

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UN releases report on unaccompanied refugee children

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The IPC has served a number of young people who have fled their home countries. Reports such as the recently released UN report on unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America help to inform our practices.

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Immigration Appellate Clinic Assists in 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Victory.

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Maryland's Immigration Clinic, led by Professor Maureen Sweeney and students, had a tremendous victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. University of St Thomas adjunct professors Ben Casper and Kate Evans (along with Andres Benach in DC) , supervised University of St. Thomas students Holden Turner and Samuel Johnson in writing the American Immigration Lawyers Association amicus brief in support of the petitioner in the spring of 2013.

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Immigration Clinic Alum works to achieve humanitarian victory

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Immigration clinic alum worked behind the scenes to achieve a humanitarian victory for kidney transplant survivor.

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Prof. Wiebe speaks on WCCO's Jordana Green Show, July 5

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Professor Virgil Wiebe, Director of the Immigration Law Practice Group, appeared on WCCO's Jordana Green show on July 5 to comment on asylum matters.

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Loddy Tolzmann helps lead the movement in the aftermath of war

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Loddy Tolzmann, ILPG alum and member of the board of directors of the Mines Advisory Group along with Virgil Wiebe, helps lead the movement in the aftermath of war and tragedy.

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Immigration and sequestration: Accidental justice? by Virgil Wiebe

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Virgil Wiebe, co-director of the IPC, writes an opinion piece in the Star Tribune about immigration and sequestration, March 5, 2013.

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Immigrant Held in Sherburne County Jail, glad to 'breath fresh air'

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Read about Sarah Brenes, IPC alum and former Immigration Law Fellow, as she works with her immigration client in a March 2013 Star Tribune article.

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Former Clinical Law Fellow and Adjunct Immigration Appellate Clinic Faculty highlighted in MinnPost

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The work of former Clinical Law Fellow and UST Law Graduate, Sarah Brenes, and Adjunct Immigration Appellate Clinic faculty, Ben Casper, is highlighted in the MinnPost.

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UST Immigration Law Practice Group graduate, Kathy Klos, makes the news through her work with the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota

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UST Immigration Law Practice Group graduate, Kathy Klos, makes the news through her work with the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota.

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Professor Virgil Wiebe Delivers Keynote Address in the University of Winnipeg

Sheep, shepherds and wolves—that’s the metaphor Professor Virgil Wiebe uses to describe how Mennonites have traditionally related to human rights.

Professor Virgil Wiebe addressed these apparent contradictions as part of a conference exploring different ways Mennonites have experienced issues of human rights throughout the years.

The conference, Mennonites and Human Rights: Grappling with State Power in the Past and Present was held from October 18-20 at the University of Winnipeg and hosted by the university’s Mennonite Studies department.

Mennonites have been and continue to be victims of human rights abuses, beneficiaries from the human rights abuses suffered by others, and advocates for the human rights of others.

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Conference Program

Prezi of the talk - Called to be Snakebirds: Mennonites, Human Rights and State Power. 

Professor Virgil Wiebe testifies before Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Canadian Parliament

Professor Virgil Wiebe testified by video conference before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Canadian Parliament on October 25, 2012.   He commented on proposed implementing legislation (S.10) of the Convention on Cluster Munitions and responded to questions from Senators.

Watch the video conference.