Publications ArchivePublication Category: Letters
EOIR Policy Memoranda and Regulatory Review
Tahirih, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and Innovation Law Lab submitted a letter to the Executive Office for Immigration Review concerning agency policies that create barriers to due process and fair and full representation in the immigration courts.
Sign-On Letter Requesting to Vacate Matter of A-B-, A-C-A-A-, L-E-A-
President Biden issued an Executive Order on February 2, 2021 requiring the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to evaluate whether the United States (U.S.) protects survivors of domestic and gang violence in accordance with international law, and to promulgate regulations regarding the “particular social group” (PSG) ground of asylum. Per the Order, and consistent with the April 13 request from respondents’ counsel, the 357 undersigned humanitarian and human rights organizations, law school clinics, professors, law firms, and practitioners respectfully urge you to promptly vacate the decisions in the above-captioned cases while the agencies engage in their longer-term review and rulemaking.
Sign-On Letter Addressing Particular Social Groups
The undersigned advocacy and direct service organizations, law school clinics, and professors welcome the Administration’s February 2, 2021 Executive Order (the Order) directing the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice (the Departments) to promulgate joint regulations addressing the circumstances in which an asylum applicant should be considered a member of a “particular social group” (PSG, see 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(42)).
Request for an Extension on the Asylum Rule Comment Period
Tahirih and more than 500 organizations signed on to a letter to urge the government to extend the comment period for the newest proposed asylum regulations.
Letter to the Acting Director of Atlanta Field Office
This letter was sent to the Acting Director of Atlanta Field Office, Office of Enforcement & Removal Operations, in support of a Tahirih Atlanta client who is currently detained.
Letter to DHS and CDC on COVID-19 and the Expulsions of Asylum Seekers
The Tahirih Justice Center signed a letter, joined by over 120 legal, faith-based, humanitarian, human rights and community organizations, to object to the Department of Homeland Security’s closure of the southern border during the COVID-19 pandemic. Closing the border will deny individuals fleeing violence the right to seek life-saving protection in the United States.
Civil Society Request for In Loco Visit to the U.S. and Mexico to Address Situation of Migrants
The Tahirih Justice Center joins 95 other civil society organizations and 120 experts in migration, refugee law, and human rights in sending a letter to the Inter-American Commission. We hope that this forceful request will lead the Commission to conduct a comprehensive, initial visit to the U.S.-Mexico border and to use all mechanisms available to protect the human rights of migrants.