Publications ArchivePublication Category: Statements
Tahirih Statement on Presidential Proclamation on Asylum
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned about the likelihood of new regulations pursuant to the presidential proclamation of April 29, which includes new fees for asylum applications and work permits. Tahirih will file comments opposing proposed regulations and will continue to expose policies that harm asylum seekers.
Tahirih Statement on Preliminary Injunction on Remain in Mexico Policy
The Tahirih Justice Center, plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the Remain in Mexico policy, is relieved that a judge has issued a preliminary injunction in the case, forcing the policy to grind to a halt. Judge Seeborg ruled that Remain in Mexico must end nationwide, preserving the rights of asylum seekers and the agencies that are here to assist them.
Tahirih Statement on House of Representatives Passing the Violence Against Women Act
The Tahirih Justice Center celebrates the bi-partisan passage of H.R. 1585, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The bill includes modest improvements to the law, which has served since its original passing in 1994 as a foundation for our nation’s response to sexual assault, domestic abuse, and other forms of gender-based violence.
Tahirih Statement on New Legislation to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act
The Tahirih Justice Center applauds Representative Bass (D-CA) and Representative Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for introducing a bipartisan bill in the House to reauthorize the critical Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Tahirih Statement on Abuse of Children in Detention
The Tahirih Justice Center’s Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, issued a statement in response to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services revealing that thousands of migrant children had been sexually abused while in U.S. custody over the last four years.
Tahirih Statement to House Judiciary Committee on Family Separation
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted a statement to the House Judiciary Committee for its oversight hearing on the Administration’s family separation policy. Tahirih expresses its concerns about the implementation of the policy and its traumatizing impact on parents and children.
Tahirih Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Remain in Mexico Policy
The Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s Migration Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the Remain in Mexico policy. Tahirih asserts that as a result of the MPP, the organization will not be able to effectively fulfill its core organizational mission, which is to provide holistic legal and social services to those fleeing gender-based violence.