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Deportation Defense Clinic Receives Mary Dewar Human Rights Award for Aiding LI Immigrants

Photo of Hofstra Law student Safia Fasah, Class of 2018, a member of the Deportation Defense Clinic, presenting at a workshop on immigrants' legal rights

The Hofstra Law Deportation Defense Clinic was honored with the Mary Dewar Human Rights Award by Long Island Jobs with Justice at its annual Prayer Brunch on Dec. 6. The award is given to organizations that stand up for and stand with immigrants on Long Island.

Patrick Young ’85, program director of the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN-NY) and a special professor of law at Hofstra Law, introduced the Deportation Defense Clinic. The clinic’s director, Professor Emily Torstveit Ngara, and fellow, Roni Amit, were present to accept the award.

Other honorees were the Court Accompaniment Volunteers, Sanctuary Congregations on Long Island, and the Rapid Response Networks of Long Island.

The Prayer Brunch, which was was held at Temple Beth El in Huntington, New York, also celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

View a LawNews story about the work of the Deportation Defense Clinic.

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