“These are women and children we can assume have already experienced untold hardship, violence we can’t even imagine, governments that won’t protect them from rape and trafficking, and they’ve made the arduous journey up to our country and now they are branded with an ankle monitor which makes them seem like criminals, when in fact they are refugees seeking asylum,” Pyati said. “That is not the way they should be treated.”
Tahirih in the News
Trump Administration Ends Program for Mothers, Children Seeking Asylum
The Trump administration plans to close the Family Case Management Program, an alternative for women and children to crowded detention centers, by June 20, 2017. This article discusses the alternatives available after the closure, which include ankle monitors. CNN Politics interviewed the Tahirih Justice Center’s Chief of Policy and Programs, Archi Pyati, about these alternatives.