Publications ArchivePublication Category: Comments
Tahirih Comments on Asylum Ban Issued on July 16, 2019
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the U.S. Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s interim final rule on asylum, which was issued on July 16, 2019. The rule unlawfully bars asylum for highly vulnerable refugees such as our clients whom our asylum system was rightfully designed to protect.
Tahirih Comments on Proposed Restrictions to Housing Assistance
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s proposed rule that prohibits mixed-status families from accessing housing assistance. The new rule would disproportionately harm survivors of gender-based violence who rely on affordable housing for their basic safety and survival. Tahirih urges the Department of Housing & Urban Development to withdraw this rule and restore policies that promote the stability and well-being of immigrant survivors of violence.
Updated Tahirih Comments on Proposed Revisions to Fee Waiver Request Form
Tahirih submitted supplemental comments on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) proposed revisions to the fee waiver request form. While USCIS has revised the form in order to accomodate the unique circumstances of survivors, other unnecessary burdens remain. Tahirih urges USCIS to remove two other requirements that pose as barriers to legal remedies for survivors.
Tahirih Comments on Limited Scope Representation
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments to the Executive Office of Immigration Review in support of expanding limited scope representation in immigration courts and proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Tahirih Comments on Tip Form
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments in opposition to the proposed new Form G-1530. The new proposed “tip” form will allow individuals to report claims of immigration benefit fraud anonymously, which will embolden violence abusers and make it easier for them to carry out their threats.
Tahirih Comments on Rule Expanding Definition of “Public Charge”
The Tahirih Justice Center filed comments in opposition of the new proposed rule by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, which will expand the definition of “public charge”. Tahirih is deeply concerned about the impact of the rule on families, and the possibility that it will discourage survivors from accessing critical, life-saving services.
Tahirih Comments on Asylum Ban
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the new rule, Aliens Subject to a Bar on Entry under Certain Presidential Proclamations; Procedures for Protection Claims, which bars refugees who enter the U.S. between Ports of Entry from claiming asylum. Tahirih urges the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review and the Department of Homeland Security to abandon the rule in favor if policies and practices that will ensure asylum seekers have a fair opportunity to seek safety in the U.S.