A COALITION OF MEDICAL STUDENTS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS DEDICATED TO CHAMPIONING EVIDENCE-BASED ADVOCACY FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS AND IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES ON AN INDIVIDUAL AND POPULATION-BASED LEVEL.
The primary goal of our organization is to oversee the Asylum Clinic, which provides forensic documentation of the physical and psychological sequelae of torture and abuse experienced by individuals applying for asylum in the United States. Our motivation is guided by research from the organization we are modeled after, Physicians for Human Rights, which shows that inclusion of a medical affidavit in an asylum application significantly increases the likelihood of approval. We also seek to hold advocacy events and increase public awareness for Immigrant's and Asylee rights in the United States. HRI is a unique opportunity for medical student volunteers to learn about the profound nature of the struggles of our clients and work directly with providers in the forensic examinations and legal affidavit preparation.
Meet Our Team
We are a medical student led, multi-disciplinary organization. Here are our current leaders:
Maintained by the tech rep of CSR (Mohamed El-Abtah).