We generally handle cases that involve family-based immigration and different kinds of humanitarian relief. We defend individuals and families in immigration court as well as assisting with in affirmative applications with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

From one of our asylum-seeking clients

“I am grateful to the Refugee and Immigration Law Clinic at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii for using its resources to protect me from being killed, tortured or imprisoned in my home country. I am thankful that they offer legal representation to LGBTQ+ asylum seekers like myself, free of charge and without any discrimination.

I have had to suffer for years from psychological and physical abuse because of my sexuality, which is itself a crime in my country. As a result, I have had to deal with anxiety, depression, and self-doubt. But now, I enjoy freedom, a sense of peace, and basic everyday happiness. Thanks to the Clinic for listening to my story, empathizing, and giving me hope and support.

I am so grateful to the Clinic and its allies, collaborators and supporters for giving us asylum seekers hope! Blessings!”