Publications ArchivePublication Category: Comments
Tahirih Comments on Improving Form I-589
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments on ways in which USCIS can improve, and shorten, the Form I-589 Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal.
Tahirih Comments on Separation of Families
Tahirih filed a comment with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on ways to minimize the separation of families who enter the United States. The comment notes that family separation amounts to torture and recommends that the administration abandon the misuse of Title 42, the Migrant Protection Protocols, and detention and deportation to separate families
Tahirih Comments on Public Charge Rule for Immigrant Survivors of Violence
Tahirih, along with the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence and other partner organizations, filed comments with the Department of State (DOS) concerning the public charge ground of inadmissibility. The comment urges DOS to enact a public charge rule that addresses the needs of survivors of domestic and other gender-based violence.
Tahirih Comments on ICE Tip Form
Tahirih and the Immigrant Center for Women and Children filed comments with Immigration and Customs Enforcement concerning its proposal to continue using an anonymous “tip” form for suspected immigration violations. The comment notes that use of the form will, in many cases, both harm survivors of domestic violence and violate the confidentiality provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Tahirih Comments on NPRM’s New Proposed Process
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers.
Tahirih Comments on Eligibility for ‘T’ Nonimmigrant Status
The Tahirih Justice Center and other organizations that serve immigrant survivors submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in response to the Interim Final Rule: Classification for Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons; Eligibility for “T” Nonimmigrant Status published December 19, 2016.
Joint Comment in Response to Request for Public Input: Identifying Barriers Across U.S.
Tahirih and other organizations that serve immigrant survivors submitted a comment in response to the request by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for input on barriers to accessing immigration benefits and services.