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Publications

Browse our publications to learn more about how we protect courageous immigrant women and girls through service in communities, courts, and Congress.

  • Tahirih Comments on EOIR Fee Proposal

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed comments opposing the administration’s proposed regulations that create additional, undue barriers for asylum seekers to access justice, including a $50 fee for defensive asylum applications and an 886% increase in the fee for filing an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

  • Tahirih Files Lawsuit Challenging the Use of CBP to Conduct Credible Fear Interviews

    Tahirih filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the use of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to screen asylum seekers for their ‘credible fear’ of persecution. This policy change violates federal immigration law and was enacted by officials who did not have the authority to do so.

  • Complaint Challenging the Use of CBP to Conduct Credible Fear Interviews

    On March 30, 2020, Tahirih filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the use of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to screen asylum seekers for their ‘credible fear’ of persecution. This policy change violates federal immigration law and was enacted by officials who did not have the authority to do so.

  • Tahirih and Partner Organizations Submit Amicus Brief Before BIA

    Tahirih and partner organizations submitted an amicus brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) on why a Notice to Appear from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which does not include any allegation as to admission status for a non-citizen, is legally insufficient and justifies terminating the case to remove the non-citizen.

  • Analysis: The Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

    • Publication Date: March 23, 2020
    • Author: Tahirih Justice Center
    • Publication Categories: Fact Sheets
    • Publication Tags: COVID-19

    As daily activities ground to a halt in the United States to slow the spread of COVID-19, Americans have been confronted with a range of practical, financial, emotional, and mental health impacts. For immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, many of whom are living with the effects of trauma or coping with ongoing abuse, this is an especially difficult time.

  • Tahirih Statement on the Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant Survivors

    • Publication Date: March 19, 2020
    • Publication Categories: Statements
    • Publication Tags: COVID-19

    As daily activities have ground to a halt in the United States to slow the spread of COVID-19, Americans have been pushed into an unprecedented state of isolation, unemployment, and stress. For immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, many of whom are living with the effects of trauma or coping with ongoing abuse, this is an especially difficult time.

  • Tahirih Explains “Safe Third Country” Rule

    In 2019, the United States signed “safe third country” agreements with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The agreements allow the United States to deny protections to asylum seekers, and remove them to any of these partner countries. A subsequent “safe third country” rule established procedures by which asylum seekers can be removed. In this fact sheet, Tahirih explains this “safe third country” rule, and how its full implementation would effectively end asylum in the United States.