Bill to End Child Marriage Introduced in North Carolina
On February 1, 2021, companion bills to amend the lawful age to marry were introduced in both chambers of the North Carolina legislature to protect minors from the harms of child marriage by raising the state’s minimum marriage age to eighteen, without exceptions.
Tahirih Statement on New Administration’s Immigration Bill and Executive Orders
The new administration unveiled the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 and a series of executive orders that will help restore asylum and humanitarian protections for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.
Complaint Challenging Regulations to Change Immigration Court Procedures
The Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the outgoing administration’s wide-ranging regulations to change procedures in immigration court, which make it even more difficult for immigrant survivors of violence to seek protection in the United States.
Tahirih and Ayuda File Lawsuit Challenging Sweeping Anti-Asylum Regulations
The Tahirih Justice Center and Ayuda filed a lawsuit challenging the outgoing administration’s sweeping regulations that would overturn U.S. asylum law. Finalized in December 2020, the rule would make it effectively impossible for people fleeing persecution to obtain protection in the United States, gutting years of progress to create bridges to safety.
Tahirih Denounces Recertification of Matter of A-B- Opinion
On January 14, 2021, the Acting Attorney General issued a new opinion on Matter of A-B-, yet again cruelly attacking immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence seeking asylum. The policies of the outgoing administration have continued to specifically target survivors of gender-based violence— first through Matter of A-B- and then through sweeping anti-asylum regulations that would eliminate the right to seek asylum on account of persecution due to one’s gender.
Complaint Challenging Sweeping Regulations That Would End Asylum
Tahirih Justice Center and Ayuda filed a lawsuit challenging the outgoing administration’s sweeping regulations that will overturn U.S. asylum law.
Tahirih Comments on Motions to Reopen and Reconsider, Effect of Departure, and Stay of Removal
Tahirih submitted comments to the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) in response to the proposed rule on Motions to Reopen and Reconsider, Effect of Departure, and Stay of Removal published on November 27, 2020.