Tahirih Letter to Attorney General Sessions on Asylum for Domestic Violence Survivors
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this letter to the office of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which delivers the results of our petition showing support for survivors of domestic violence seeking asylum protection in the United States.
Tahirih Backgrounder on Asylum for Survivors of Violence
On March 7, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will reconsider whether survivors of domestic violence are eligible for asylum protection in the United States. This fact sheet from the Tahirih Justice Center explains this threat to asylum and what it would mean for survivors of violence.
Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Detention
The Tahirih Justice Center, the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, ASISTA, and Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network issued this joint statement about the Supreme Court’s decision affecting asylum seekers, legal permanent residents, and other individuals detained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The court’s decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez, overturning prior rulings by the lower courts, interpreted current statutes to permit individuals to be detained indefinitely without bond hearings while their cases are pending.
Tahirih’s Open Letter to NBC4 Washington
The Tahirih Justice Center’s Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, submitted this letter to NBC4 Washington on February 16, 2018 in response to an NBC4 story that calls into question life-saving protections for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.
Tahirih Statement for February 15 House Judiciary Committee Hearing
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Commitee for a February 15 hearing on “The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.” In the statement, Tahirih provides critical insights on the importance of community trust for public safety.
Amicus Brief Filed in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Case
The Tahirih Justice Center, in conjunction with several direct service providers and policy advocacy organizations serving immigrants in San Francisco County and Santa Clara County, filed an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco v. Sessions on February 12, 2018.
List of Participating Entities: Nationwide Survey on the Challenges Immigrant Women and Girls Face in the U.S.
In October 2017, the Tahirih Justice Center issued a nationwide survey asking immigration advocates, immigrant women, and legal and social service providers what they see as the most urgent systemic challenges facing immigrant women and girls. This is the list of entities whose representatives participated in the survey.