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Posts tagged National
  • U.S. Asylum Deterrence Policies Increase Risk of Gender-Based Violence

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    October 11th, 2022

    A new report by Oxfam America and the Tahirih Justice Center documents how common it is for migrants seeking asylum to experience gender-based violence in Mexico while waiting to access the asylum process in the U.S.

    In Surviving Deterrence: How U.S. Asylum Deterrence Policies Normalize Gender-Based Violence, Oxfam America and Tahirih explain how U.S. asylum deterrence policies, such as border closures and expulsions, exacerbate conditions that cause gender-based violence to proliferate at the southern border. The report further asserts that survivors who do manage to apply for asylum face an inequitable and re-traumatizing process on a systemic level.

  • ¿Cómo afectarán los casos Garland v. Aleman Gonzalez y Garland v. Patel a los inmigrantes?

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    September 22nd, 2022

    Rachel Sheridan, Tahirih’s Litigation Counsel spoke with City Limits reporter Daniel Parra and El Diario NY report Jesus Garcia about two recent SCOTUS decisions that will negatively impact immigrants seeking legal status in the U.S.

  • ANALYSIS: New Public Charge Rule is Welcome Improvement for Immigrant Survivors

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    September 16th, 2022

    On Thursday, September 8, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility.

  • Miles de inmigrantes están en riesgo tras decisiones de la Corte Suprema

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    September 9th, 2022

     Tahirih’s Senior Litigation Counsel, Richard Caldarone, spoke to La Opinion reporter Jesus Garcia, about two recent SCOTUS decisions that could devastatingly impact the clients we serve. 

  • Alaska Takes Steps to Limit Child Marriage

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    September 9th, 2022

    After several years of efforts, Alaska has taken action to protect children by limiting child marriage in the state. House Bill 62 does not ban child marriage but is an important first step to ending child marriage in the state. Until this year, Alaska had the lowest minimum marriage age set by law at just 14 and allowed older minors to marry with nothing more than parental permission.  

    The new law, which passed both House and Senate with strong bipartisan majorities, raises the state’s minimum marriage age to 16. It also ensures that all minors will go before a judge before marrying, and mandates that minors may not marry a partner more than three years older. 

  • Afghan Asylum Project: 1 Year Later

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    August 31st, 2022

    In August 2021, as a result of the crisis in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghan citizens began arriving in the United States, with urgent needs for legal and social services as […]

  • She’s at Brown. Her Heart’s Still in Kabul.

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    August 17th, 2022

    The New York Times Magazines reporter, Maddie Crowell, spoke with Tahirih’s co-director of client advocacy, Adilene Nuñez-Huang, about the hurdles Afghan women who seek a college education face while awaiting asylum claims.