Immigrant Detention in the U.S.

Date & Time March 1, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Amnesty International

Tufts Amnesty International will be convening a panel of experts to discuss the human rights violations occurring within American immigration detention facilities. While the news cycle periodically includes some of the most egregious violations occurring in detention, basic, sustained human rights violations occur continuously in these facilities without eliciting widespread public outcry. By bringing in a variety of perspectives to speak on this overlooked issue, Amnesty hopes to spark a conversation on Tufts campus about the necessity of continued activism focused on improving immigration detention standards.

Hannah Flamm is the Managing Attorney at the Detained Minors Project at the Door’s Legal Services Center, which works primarily with immigrant youth in detention. since December 2019, having previously served as an attorney there since 2017. During law school, she interned with the Southern Poverty Law Center, South Brooklyn Legal Services, and Schonbrun DeSimone, an international human rights and civil rights firm. She is a graduate of New York University School of Law and the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, through which she participated in the NYU Family Defense Clinic and Harvard International Human Rights Clinic and volunteered with immigrant rights organizations. Before law school, Hannah worked for the International Rescue Committee in Haiti. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Political Science in 2009.

Megan Kludt was named Managing Partner at Curran, Berger & Kludt in early 2021. Megan specializes in complex immigration cases in the areas of business, academia, scientific research, and the arts. She also is an expert in client representation at USCIS interviews and in the Immigration Courts in Boston and Hartford. She has given presentations at academic institutions and spoken at local panels, and has co-authored an article on federal litigation in the context of DOL labor certification. Ms. Kludt is a member of the AILA National Board of Publications Committee for their 2014-2015 term. In August 2014 and April 2015, she was selected by AILA to provide emergency legal aid to children at the U.S./Mexico border, and in 2016, was honored as one of AILA New England’s Pro Bono Champions.

Ms. Kludt holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master of International Relations from Boston University, and a JD with an international concentration from Boston University School of Law. She is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association and admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Michigan (inactive), the U.S. District Courts for the state of Massachusetts and the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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