Tahirih Statement on New Legislation to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act
The Tahirih Justice Center applauds Representative Bass (D-CA) and Representative Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for introducing a bipartisan bill in the House to reauthorize the critical Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Tahirih Statement on Abuse of Children in Detention
The Tahirih Justice Center’s Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, issued a statement in response to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services revealing that thousands of migrant children had been sexually abused while in U.S. custody over the last four years.
Tahirih Statement to House Judiciary Committee on Family Separation
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted a statement to the House Judiciary Committee for its oversight hearing on the Administration’s family separation policy. Tahirih expresses its concerns about the implementation of the policy and its traumatizing impact on parents and children.
Amicus Brief Filed in Seventh Circuit on U Visa Continuances
The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on U visa continuances. The brief argues that immigration courts should continue the cases of U-visa applicants who have shown they have met the requirements for a U-visa while another government agency makes the final decision, and that if U-visa applicants are deported while their applications are pending, it will stop immigrants from reporting violence.
Tahirih Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Remain in Mexico Policy
The Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s Migration Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the Remain in Mexico policy. Tahirih asserts that as a result of the MPP, the organization will not be able to effectively fulfill its core organizational mission, which is to provide holistic legal and social services to those fleeing gender-based violence.
Complaint Challenging Migration Protection Protocols
This complaint was filed on behalf of 11 individual asylum seekers and several organizational plaintiffs including the Tahirih Justice Center, challenging the Migration Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain in Mexico Policy”. The lawsuit cites violations of U.S law, and Tahirih asserts that its organization will not be able to effectively fulfill its core organizational mission under the new policy.
Amicus Brief Filed in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Asylum Case
The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed this amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of a Honduran survivor of domestic violence who is seeking asylum, challenging the Board of Immigration Appeals’ application of the decision in Matter of A-B- to her case.