A System Under Stress: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-detained cases in Immigration Courts
A System Under Stress analyzes the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged paths to justice for non-detained immigrants in the immigration court system. In particular, this report emphasizes the ways in which the pandemic has both introduced new barriers and exacerbated old ones, placing increased stress on immigrant communities and significantly decreasing the capacity of direct service providers.
Sign-On Letter Requesting to Vacate Matter of A-B-, A-C-A-A-, L-E-A-
President Biden issued an Executive Order on February 2, 2021 requiring the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to evaluate whether the United States (U.S.) protects survivors of domestic and gang violence in accordance with international law, and to promulgate regulations regarding the “particular social group” (PSG) ground of asylum. Per the Order, and consistent with the April 13 request from respondents’ counsel, the 357 undersigned humanitarian and human rights organizations, law school clinics, professors, law firms, and practitioners respectfully urge you to promptly vacate the decisions in the above-captioned cases while the agencies engage in their longer-term review and rulemaking.
Sign-On Letter Addressing Particular Social Groups
The undersigned advocacy and direct service organizations, law school clinics, and professors welcome the Administration’s February 2, 2021 Executive Order (the Order) directing the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice (the Departments) to promulgate joint regulations addressing the circumstances in which an asylum applicant should be considered a member of a “particular social group” (PSG, see 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(42)).
Tahirih Statement on End of Nationwide Moratorium on Evictions
The Tahirih Justice Center is disappointed in today’s decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to end the nationwide moratorium on evictions, in addition to the Texas Supreme Court’s order to end its state implementation last month. As the economic impact of the pandemic continues to devastate marginalized communities, including immigrant communities and survivors of gender-based violence, thousands of Houston residents remain at risk of losing their homes.
Who We Are and Gender-Based Violence Factsheet
Learn more about Tahirih’s history of supporting survivors and get the facts about gender-based violence.
Tahirih Opposes Dangerously Amended NC Senate Bill on Child Marriage
The Tahirih Justice Center opposes amendments to Senate Bill 35 (S35), a bill that was originally intended to increase North Carolina’s age floor to marry and protect girls and young women from the harms of child marriage. After substantial revisions by Senate leadership, the bill in its current form falls far short of progress and will continue to put children in North Carolina, and increasingly neighboring states, at risk of exploitation under the guise of marriage and other devastating lifelong harms.
FAQs: Adding “Gender” as a Sixth Ground of Asylum
Learn more about adding “gender” as a sixth ground of asylum.