UMass Law Professor Hillary Farber spent the Spring 2019 semester on sabbatical in southern Arizona providing pro bono legal representation to detainees facing deportation proceedings in immigration court. While in Arizona, Professor Farber has been working with the Florence Immigrant Refugee and Representation Project, a non-profit organization based in Tucson, Arizona.
You can follow current events at the Southern border through the eyes of Professor Farber on her blog, https://bloggingfromtheborderblog.wordpress.com/. Her blog recounts the struggles of migrants and refugees at the southern border along with her experience in this humanitarian crisis. She shares rich and illuminating personal experiences from both sides of the border: “Whether it is the family waiting at the border in Mexico to come into the United States or the young man who heroically fled his native country from gang violence and extortion only to be detained by ICE and held in a detention facility without bond – these stories need to be told and people’s voices heard.”