New Proposed Rules to Limit Due Process for Immigrant Survivors
The outgoing administration proposed two rules that would speed up the deportation machine that immigration courts have become, sending immigrant survivors of gender-based violence back into danger. The first rule would all but end continuances for individuals with pending cases, including survivors who are on the U visa waitlist or applying for other forms of life-saving relief. It would also effectively prevent many asylum seekers from finding legal counsel. For survivors with removal orders, the second rule would severely curtail their ability to reopen cases, even if new evidence is presented.
Tahirih Form 990: Fiscal Year 2019
As a federally tax-exempt organization, we annually submit a 990 form to the IRS. It provides information on our organization’s mission, programs, and finances.
2019 Audited Financial Statements
Read our 2019 audited financial statements.
Ten Steps the Administration Must Take Now for Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
The immigration system is shattered. It will take years to rebuild and avoid the mistakes of the past. In the meantime, there are many policies the new administration has the power to change immediately that will help immigrant survivors of violence.
Tahirih Statement on Incoming Biden-Harris Administration
Over the past four years, policy after policy, fueled by racism and xenophobia, have chipped away at legal protections for immigrant survivors— building an invisible wall that has denied access and safety to asylum seekers and refugees. Tahirih presents the incoming administration with specific steps it can take— even without Congress— to undo numerous harmful immigration policies that have devastated lives and torn apart families.
Tahirih Comments in Response to Proposed Rules on Representation in Immigration Court
The Tahirih Justice Center submits the following comments to the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) in response to the proposed rule published on September 23, 2020. Tahirih strongly opposes the proposed rule insofar as it declines to expand limited in-person representation in immigration court, while threatening the existing Friend of the Court program. The proposed rule also refuses to remedy local procedures that effectively bar counsel of record and prospective counsel from accessing the record of proceedings in a case.
Amicus Brief in M-D-C-V-
Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in support of an asylum-seeker who was improperly detained in the United States and forcibly returned to Mexico under the MPP program. The brief explains that even if MPP were legal, it is limited by statute to persons arriving at a port of entry. DHS’s actions of applying it to persons who, like Petitioner here, were already in the United States, are illegal and result in substantial harm including physical danger, inability to access counsel, and extreme difficulty just in travelling to immigration court.