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Posts tagged Policy Advocacy
  • Tahirih’s Statement on New MPP Termination Memo

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    October 29th, 2021

    Today, the Biden administration issued a memo that attempts to end, for a second time, the ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ policy, also knows as the Migrant Protection Protocols, which was implemented in 2019 and forced thousands of individuals to wait in Mexico while their asylum cases are processed.

  • End State Violence Against Trans & Queer Migrants

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    October 28th, 2021

    This LGBTQ+ History Month, Tahirih’s Queer & Trans Caucus demands an immediate end to the state-sponsored violence that trans, nonbinary, two-spirit, and queer immigrants face at the hands of our immigration and criminal punishment systems.

  • Tahirih Denounces New Opinion on Matter of A-R-C-G-

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    October 28th, 2021

    The Tahirih Justice Center denounces the new opinion on Matter of A-R-C-G- issued by the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit.

  • “The judge didn’t believe me.” The hard path survivors of domestic violence encounter while seeking asylum in the U.S.

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    October 19th, 2021

    Univision reporter sheds light on the hard journey of a Tahirih client and explains the importance of ‘gender’ becoming a basis of asylum.

  • Tahirih Joins the National Day of Action for Black Migrants

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    October 14th, 2021

    International human rights law forbids sending people back to the country that they are fleeing when their lives are on the line. Black immigrants, including Haitians, have been discriminated against—and it’s costing lives. For months, thousands of Haitian asylum seekers and other Black migrants have been expelled from this country and denied their legal right to seek asylum. Black migrants deserve to be welcomed with dignity, not face an endless cycle of inhumane and violent treatment at the hands of our government.

  • Creating a safer world for Indigenous women and girls—together.

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    October 10th, 2021

    October 11 marks both International Day of the Girl and Indigenous Peoples’ Day, observances that illuminate the ways gender-based violence particularly impacts those who live at the dangerous intersections of sexism, racism, and xenophobia.

  • R. Kelly’s Trial Speaks to Flawed Child Marriage Laws in the U.S.

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    October 4th, 2021

    Tahirih’s Force Marriage Initiative team wrote an op-ed published in Teen Vogue that explains how R&B star Aaliyah was able to be married to R. Kelly when she was just 15 years old. 

    Read the full article here.