The Atlanta Appellate Project: Challenging Injustice in the Atlanta Immigration CourtsMay 15th, 2023
Tahirih’s Atlanta office is excited to announce our relaunched and reinvigorated Appellate Project. The Appellate Project is working to address the underlying bias, unfair practices, and misapplications of law that make the Atlanta immigration courts a national outlier.
Biden’s Asylum Ban Contradicts His Promise to Restore Fair Asylum in the U.S.May 10th, 2023
For three years, Title 42 has restricted access to asylum for migrants seeking protection in the U.S. and as it comes to a long-overdue end, the administration has decided to pass a rule that doubles down on illegal and inhumane policies that prioritize deterrence and violate due process. And they are doing so despite outcry from advocates across the country, thousands of comments submitted in opposition to the proposed rule, nearly 80 lawmakers, and condemnation by the asylum officers union.
Under the new asylum ban, migrants most vulnerable to violence and exploitation, including women and girls and other survivors of gender-based violence, will have little hope of finding safety and will languish at our southern border where they are at increased risk of violence, sexual assault, and trafficking.
Reflecting on My Two Years as CEOMay 9th, 2023
I can be described by those who know me as a reluctant CEO. When Layli (my former boss and Tahirih’s founder and visionary leader for over 25 years) decided she […]
Tahirih and AIC Receive Documents about Border Patrol Agents Conducting Asylum ScreeningsMay 8th, 2023
Through requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and litigation, the Tahirih Justice Center and the American Immigration Council have successfully uncovered a number of documents providing insight into […]
Pro Bono Spotlight: Morrison Foerster Represents Afghan Family of Asylum SeekersMay 1st, 2023
When Tahirih launched our Afghan Asylum Project in August 2021, we knew it would be a massive undertaking that would require a lot of support from our staff and our […]
New Regional Migration Measures Could Hold Promise but also Present Major ConcernsApril 28th, 2023
Yesterday, the administration announced a new set of measures in anticipation of the termination of Title 42, a pandemic-era policy that restricts access to asylum and expels migrants at the Southern border. Though it is promising to see the administration focusing on addressing the needs of refugees within the Western Hemisphere — increasing resettlement, expanding family reunification opportunities, and establishing new regional processing centers in Colombia, Guatemala and other countries — such improvements should not come at the expense of meaningful access to asylum along our southern border.
Understanding the Intersections of Sexual Assault and Immigration StatusApril 26th, 2023
Over half of women and almost 1 in 3 men have experienced sexual violence during their lifetimes, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Each April, we recognize Sexual Assault […]