Publications ArchivePublication Category: Letters
Tahirih Statement on Asylum Restrictions at the Border
The Tahirih Justice Center strongly condemns the President’s decision to restrict asylum protections to those seeking asylum between ports of entry, and is deeply disturbed by the implications of the rule, which will particularly endanger survivors of gender-based violence.
Talking Points on the Upcoming Asylum Ban
Tahirih Statement on New Family Separation Policies
The Tahirih Justice Center is concerned about reports that the White House is considering several new family detention and separation policies. We urge the President and the Administration to consider the ramifications of such policies, which compromise our nation’s commitment to justice for all.
Tahirih Statement on Hurricane Florence
The Tahirih Justice Center is concerned that survivors will be deterred from accessing services they desperately need as a result of emergencies such as Hurricane Florence, in light of the acts of the Department of Homeland Security last year in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Brief Analysis of Proposed DHS/HHS Rule on Detention of Children
This brief analysis summarizes the main points of a proposed rule by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) which would impact children seeking admission to the U.S. alone or with a parent, and would give DHS the authority to incarcerate children for longer periods of time.
Tahirih Statement on The Administration’s New Rule Expanding the Definition of “Public Charge”
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned about the impact that the new rule expanding the definition of “public charge” will have on survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and related trauma. The proposal will undoubtedly deter survivors from accessing basic health services which are essential to their short and long-term health and well-being. Tahirih calls on the Administration to abandon these changes, which to their own admission has the potential to create chaos and instability for families, which includes survivors of violence.
Tahirih Statement on Court-Ordered Reunification Deadline
The Tahirih Justice Center is dismayed by the failure of the government to end the traumatic experiences of families seeking asylum. Significant attempts have not been made to reunite families by the court-ordered reunification deadline.