Letter to the Acting Director of Atlanta Field Office
This letter was sent to the Acting Director of Atlanta Field Office, Office of Enforcement & Removal Operations, in support of a Tahirih Atlanta client who is currently detained.
Tahirih Statement on Threat to Suspend Immigration to the U.S.
Yesterday, the administration announced a proposed executive order that would temporarily suspend all immigration to the United States. The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned by this news and continues to monitor for policy updates.
Letter to DHS and CDC on COVID-19 and the Expulsions of Asylum Seekers
The Tahirih Justice Center signed a letter, joined by over 120 legal, faith-based, humanitarian, human rights and community organizations, to object to the Department of Homeland Security’s closure of the southern border during the COVID-19 pandemic. Closing the border will deny individuals fleeing violence the right to seek life-saving protection in the United States.
2019 Impact Report
With your help, in 2019, we:
- Provided free legal services to 2,018 immigrant survivors and 1,582 of their family members
- Connected 530 clients and their family members with vital social services, including emergency shelter, food and clothing, and healthcare
- Mobilized 2,750 attorneys from 473 top law firms in our Pro Bono Network to leverage donated resources and maximize our capacity
Preliminary Injunction Motion in A.B.-B. v. Morgan
On April 13, 2020, Tahirih filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in the case A.B.-B. v. Morgan. Tahirih filed this lawsuit in March to challenge 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 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.