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Posts tagged Atlanta
  • At the Border and Beyond: Women Lawyers Defend Unprecedented Attacks on Asylum Law


    September 19th, 2019

    The American Bar Association reported on the impact of administration’s evolving policies at the southern border, as well as the impact on immigration attorneys working with asylum seekers.

  • Appeals court puts limit on order blocking asylum ban


    September 11th, 2019

    In a series of rulings on the third country asylum ban, The Hill reported on the Ninth Circuit’s decision to lift a preliminary injunction on the ban, just two days after that ruling was made. This decision allows the administration’s asylum ban to continue along the border in New Mexico and Texas. Julie Carpenter, Tahirih Senior Litigation Counsel, commented.

  • Beyond the Breakthrough: Fighting Forced Marriage In the Struggle to End Violence


    September 10th, 2019

    Ahead of the 2019 National Sexual Assault Conference, Ms. Magazine published a series of blogs from conference presenters on the collective movement to end sexual violence. Tahirih Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager, Casey Swegman, and Tahirih Policy Communications Associate, Rachel Pak, authored a piece on the intersections of forced marriage and sexual assault.

  • Watchdog finds HHS shelters unequipped for mental health of migrant children


    September 4th, 2019

    A recent report found that shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services were poorly equipped to care for the mental health of migrant children.

  • Trump’s ‘public charge’ policy shows lack of empathy on green card holders


    August 27th, 2019

    USA Today published a Letter to the Editor from advocate and former Tahirih client Aicha Abdoulaye Mahaman, criticizing the administration’s inhumane “public charge” policy.

  • Raising the Next Generation of Allies


    August 23rd, 2019

    With a new school year just around the corner, there’s much learning to look forward to and not all of that will come from textbooks. Aside from the basic mathematics, […]

  • Detaining Migrants Indefinitely


    August 22nd, 2019

    In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Tahirih Senior Immigration Policy Counsel, Irena Sullivan, responded to the administration’s move to detain migrant families indefinitely while they wait for their asylum cases to move forward.