Publications ArchivePublication Category: Letters
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.
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.