Building a Bridge to Safety
OUR RESPONSE TO THE ADMINISTRATION’S ATTEMPTS TO DENY ASYLUM SEEKERS ACCESS TO SAFETY AND JUSTICE
As a nation, we have long recognized that when a woman or child takes a life-threatening journey to escape systemic fear, violence, and lack of protection in their home country, we must treat them with care and respect. These courageous individuals are risking their lives to get to the U.S., and are relying on us to not only uphold our own laws and treaties, but to embody the American values that serve as a beacon of hope to them and their families.
Now, those laws and values are under attack. The current administration’s approach to chipping away at protections for immigrant families fleeing extraordinary violence and persecution in their home countries is multi-faceted.
Most recently, a heart-wrenching family separation policy that had been quietly underway for months finally exploded into the public eye. At the same time, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a legal decision that seeks to deny asylum to women seeking protection from severe domestic violence.
Many people are asking: “What can I do to help?” Your engagement is critical and there is something that everyone can do.
Click on the buttons below to see how Tahirih is responding and what you can do to help protect courageous immigrant women and girls fleeing violence.