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CLEAR’s Work with Uzbek and Yemeni Communities in the US Featured in New York Times

May 28, 2015

CLEAR’s work with Uzbek immigrants who were recently questioned by law enforcement and a Yemeni-American man whose US passport was unfairly revoked was recently featured in the New York Times.

Prof. Kassem on Why Prisoners Cleared for Release Are Still in Guantánamo

November 19, 2014

Vice featured a column by Professor Ramzi Kassem that discussed why the majority of the 148 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for release by the US government have not been released.

INRC Client Released from Bagram and Reunited with His Family

September 11, 2014

Under the leadership of Professor Ramzi Kassem, multiple generations of CUNY Law students in the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) have represented Amin al-Bakri, a Yemeni national imprisoned by the U.S. military for over a decade without charge. In late August, Mr. al-Bakri was finally released and reunited in his family in Yemen.

Prof. Kassem Provides “A View from Gitmo” for the New York Times

June 9, 2014

Professor Ramzi Kassem wrote an editorial for the New York Times in which he advocates for “decisive action to resettle and repatriate as many inmates as possible and give fair trials to any that remain”.

Arastu Named to Public Advocate-elect Letitia James Transition Committee

November 25, 2013

Clinical Law Professor Nermeen Arastu was selected to serve on Public Advocate-elect Letitia “Tish” James’ transition team.

Al Jazeera Features Opinion Piece from Immigration Clinic Client

November 25, 2013

CUNY Law students from the Immigration and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) worked with one of their clients, Shaker Aamer, on an opinion piece published by Al Jazeera English.

Fabiana Araujo (’13) and Sarika Saxena (’13) on Future of Guantanamo Detainee

May 30, 2013

Fabiana Araujo (’13) and Sarika Saxena (’13) represent Guantanamo detainee Abdulhadi Faraj as part of their work with CUNY Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC).

Prof. Kassem in CBS News on Guantánamo Detainee Shaker Aamer

April 2, 2013

Professor Ramzi Kassem is featured in a CBS News story about Shaker Aamer, a former U.S. Army translator who has been detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for the past 11 years.

Prof. Kassem in HuffPost on Zero Dark Thirty Controversy

January 18, 2013

In an article on the Huffington Post, Professor Ramzi Kassem discusses the controversy surrounding the new film Zero Dark Thirty, which “leaves viewers with the false impression that torture led to the killing of Usama bin Laden.”

Prof. Ramzi Kassem in Wall Street Journal on Undercover Stings

January 10, 2013

Prof. Ramzi Kassem talks about the role of undercover stings in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Professor Kassem directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project.

CLEAR Project Honored By Queens Borough President

July 17, 2012

Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall will honor the CUNY Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project at the Fourth Annual Iftar Program on July 25th, 2012, for its dedication to training Muslim, Arab, and South Asian New Yorkers to know their civil rights.

The Nation: Prof. Kassem on Curbing NYPD Excess

June 14, 2012

In The Nation magazine’s July 2nd issue, “Islamophobia: Anatomy of an American Panic,” Professor Ramzi Kassem shares the history and impact of the surveillance of Muslim communities in “The Long Roots of the NYPD Spying Program.” Professor Kassem directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project.

Democracy Now! Features Prof. Kassem on Guantánamo 10th Anniversary

January 11, 2012

Democracy Now! featured Professor Ramzi Kassem in its story about the 10th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo. Prof. Kassem, who serves as counsel to some Guantánamo detainees, spoke about the hunger strike and peaceful protests

Students Invite Panel of Guests to Speak on Racial Profiling

December 7, 2011

On Thursday, November 17, students invited a panel of speakers to educate the CUNY Law community on racial profiling. The panel, “Restoring Justice: Reflections on Racial Profiling in a Post 9/11 America,” was sponsored

Professors Kassem and Akbar Dispell Myths on CLEAR Project

November 29, 2011

Professors Ramzi Kassem and Amna Akbar set the record straight on the facts about CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) Project.

Samar, co-edited by Beena Ahmad (’10), Publishes Prof. Kassem’s Op-Ed on the Consequences of Counterterrorism Practices

September 12, 2011

Professor Ramzi Kassem, Director of CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic, provides a close look at the impact of post 9/11 counterterrorism policies

CLEAR Calls for Investigation of NYPD Surveillance

August 26, 2011

A new report from the Associated Press states that the New York Police Department has been using covert surveillance on Muslims in New York since 9/11. At a news conference held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in response to the report, Ramzi Kassem

Professor Kassem on Due Process and the Obama Administration

July 13, 2011

In an op-ed in Aljazeera, Professor Ramzi Kassem, who directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic, talks about the Obama Administration’s continuation of Bush-era practices that erode due process and justice.

Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic Student Suha Dabbouseh Discusses Protests at Guantánamo

January 27, 2011

Marking the ninth anniversary of the U.S. military prison camp’s opening, most of the remaining prisoners in Camps 5 and 6 at Guantánamo have joined together to peacefully protest their indefinite imprisonment with a sit-in and signs.

NY Daily News Runs Prof. Kassem’s Op-ed on Obama, Islam and Race

August 23, 2010

Prof. Ramzi Kassem’s op-ed in the NY Daily News discusses how casting President Obama as a Muslim is a disguised effort of using religion as a proxy for race.

CUNY Law Clinic Represents Bagram Detainee in Precedent-Setting D.C. Circuit Case

January 12, 2010

The D.C Circuit heard oral arguments in the first legal challenge on behalf of detainees at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan

Prof. Ramzi Kassem Talks About the Targeting of the Muslim Community on WNYC

November 26, 2009

Professor Ramzi Kassem talks about the FBI’s profiling and surveillance of the Muslim community on The Brian Lehrer Show

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