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News tagged Policy Advocacy
  • Agreement Between U.S. and Canada Erodes Access to Protection from Vulnerable Asylum Seekers

    March 29th, 2023

    Last week, the U.S. and Canadian governments expanded their 2002 “safe third country” agreement to allow both countries to expel vulnerable people seeking asylum who have crossed the countries’ shared border in between ports of entry. The expansion of the deal was negotiated in secret a year ago and became effective just three days after its announcement on March 25.

  • As advocates push for child marriage bans, some states resist

    March 17th, 2023

    The Washington Post reporter, Kimberly Kindy, interviewed Tahirih’s public policy experts on child marriage in U.S. You can read the full article here.

  • CBP One App May Do More Harm Than Good for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

    March 15th, 2023

    Senior Litigation Counsel at the Tahirih Justice Center, Rachel Sheridan, explains why the CBP One App is problematic for survivors of violence seeking asylum.

  • Tahirih Condemns Possible Reinstatement of Family Detention

    March 7th, 2023

    The recent reported news by the New York Times alerting that the Administration is considering reinstating family detention is shameful and a complete travesty of President Biden’s promises.

  • Wyoming Takes Steps to Limit Child Marriage

    February 28th, 2023

    After several years of efforts, Wyoming has taken action to protect children by limiting child marriage in the state. House Bill 7 does not ban child marriage but is an important first step toward ending child marriage in the state. Until this year, Wyoming had no minimum age under which minors could not be married and allowed older minors to marry with nothing more than parental permission.  

  • Tahirih Explains: “Asylum Ban” Rule – It is Both a Transit Ban and an Entry Ban

    February 24th, 2023

    BACKGROUND  On February 23, the Department of Homeland Security formally issued a proposed rule that would make most people seeking safety at the southern U.S. land border ineligible for asylum. […]

  • Biden’s Asylum Ban Will Continue to Place Survivors in Harm’s Way

    February 21st, 2023

    Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed rule that would drastically limit eligibility for asylum for many people seeking safety at our Southern border. Under these new regulations, a person seeking asylum at a U.S. port of entry on the Southern border who does not have an appointment or traveled through another country without applying for protection there first will be considered ineligible for asylum here – with few exceptions. This asylum ban cuts off a critical path to safety for survivors and sends them back to dangerous conditions where they often face further violence and trauma.