PubsMarch 1st, 2023
Tahirih filed an amicus brief in the Fourth Circuit in Miranda Sanchez v. Garland. In this case, the government reinstated a removal order against the noncitizen. After denial of relief […]
PubsSeptember 22nd, 2022
Tahirih and partner organizations filed a brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in United States v. Texas. The brief explains that the exercise of prosecutorial discretion is a critical tool that allows DHS to prioritize cases and allows survivors who have become eligible for humanitarian relief other than asylum to remain in the United States while their applications for relief are processed.
PubsApril 28th, 2022
Tahirih and partner organizations filed an amicus brief with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) addressing factors the BIA should consider when deciding whether to grant an untimely motion to reopen based on vacatur of a criminal conviction. The brief emphasizes that convictions of survivors of gender-based violence and trafficking often stem from victimization, that survivors face significant procedural obstacles, and that both Congress and the states have taken measures to protect survivors from the consequences of gender-based violence and trafficking.
PubsDecember 13th, 2021
“Tahirih and partner organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in support of petitioners seeking to require USCIS to adjudicate the work […]
PubsSeptember 28th, 2021
Tahirih and partner organizations filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit supporting the rescission of the “Remain in Mexico” policy. The brief, filed in Texas v. Biden, notes that the district court opinion requiring the United States to reinstate Remain in Mexico rests on numerous, basic factual errors.
PubsSeptember 9th, 2021
Tahirih, the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, and partner organizations filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a survivor of domestic violence seeking relief under the Convention Against Torture. The brief argues that, under Ninth Circuit case law, the existence of past torture cannot be ignored in determining whether future torture is likely, and that past torture is especially predictive of future torture in the context of domestic violence
PubsAugust 12th, 2021
Tahirih and partner organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Negusie v. Garland, No. 21-60314. The brief notes the need for […]