Publications ArchivePublication Category: Letters
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.
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 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.
Letter to Governor of Virginia Regarding SB 1156
Tahirih submitted this letter to the Governor of Virginia requesting a veto of the VA Senate Bill No. 1156, which is a blanket prohibition on local law enforcement policies that restrict federal immigration enforcement. Tahirih is deeply concerned about the passage of the bill, which would put survivors of violence and members of the community in danger and deter them from seeking life-saving services.
Organizational Sign-On Letter for Vilma Viviana Carrillo Carrillo
This sign-on letter, on behalf of 75 national, state, and local organizations, calls for the immediate release of Vilma Viviana Carrillo Carrillo from detention. Vilma is a mother from Guatemala who has been separated from her 11 year old daughter since May, and is currently detained at Irwin Detention Center in Georgia. Read about her story here.
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Complaint on Behalf of Tahirih Client, Vilma Viviana Carrillo Carrillo
The Tahirih Justice Center filed this Civil Rights and Civil Liberties complaint on behalf of our client, Vilma Viviana Carrillo Carrillo, asking for an investigation into ICE’s arbitrary refusal to release Ms. Carrillo Carrillo despite the highly compelling humanitarian issues at hand, and to investigate ICE’s obstruction of Ms. Carrillo Carrillo’s court case.
Brief Analysis of New Rule and Proclamation Restricting Asylum and Migration Through Southern Border
The Tahirih Justice Center provides this brief analysis of the the November 8, 2018 Rule: Aliens Subject to a Bar on Entry under Certain Presidential Proclamations; Procedures for Protection Claims and the November 9, 2018 Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States.