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Publication Category: Comments
  • Tahirih Comments on EOIR Reorganization

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the recent reorganization of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), the agency that houses the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The reorganization undermines the independence of the BIA, and compromises the due process rights of survivors of gender-based violence and other immigrants, by imposing a uniform, strict timeline on BIA decisions and by giving the EOIR Director, an administrator who need not have judicial experience, the authority to decide individual cases.

  • Tahirih Resubmits Comments on Tip Form

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted previously submitted comments in opposition to the proposed new Form G-1530, as our concerns were not addressed in April. 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 Expanded Expedited Removal Policy

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the Department of Homeland Security’s expansion of expedited removal. The policy will apply to anyone arrested by ICE, anywhere in the United States. Exceptions will be made for immigrants who are able to prove that they have lived in the U.S. continuously for more than two years.

    This rule compromises the safety and legal rights of immigrants, including survivors of gender-based violence. It worsens the climate of fear already felt by immigrant survivors and will discourage individuals from seeking help.

  • 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

    • Publication Date: July 03, 2019
    • Publication Categories: Comments

    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.