Publications ArchivePublication Category: Statements
Tahirih Statement on Challenges at the U.S Southern Border
Tahirih calls on the administration to prioritize policies that secure justice and safety for immigrant survivors of violence. This starts with repealing Title 42, which the previous and current administrations continue to use to illegally expel adults and children with their families seeking asylum—leaving them vulnerable to further violence and trauma.
Bill to End Child Marriage Introduced in North Carolina
On February 1, 2021, companion bills to amend the lawful age to marry were introduced in both chambers of the North Carolina legislature to protect minors from the harms of child marriage by raising the state’s minimum marriage age to eighteen, without exceptions.
Tahirih Statement on “Remain in Mexico” Suspension
The administration announced a suspension of “Remain in Mexico,” a policy implemented nearly two years ago that has forced more than 70,000 individuals to wait in Mexico as their asylum cases are processed. Thousands of individuals and families have been harmed under the policy, forcing survivors fleeing gender-based violence to live in dangerous conditions, with limited access to legal counsel and trauma-informed care. The Tahirih Justice Center is a plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging “Remain in Mexico”.
Tahirih Statement on New Administration’s Immigration Bill and Executive Orders
The new administration unveiled the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 and a series of executive orders that will help restore asylum and humanitarian protections for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.
Tahirih Denounces Recertification of Matter of A-B- Opinion
On January 14, 2021, the Acting Attorney General issued a new opinion on Matter of A-B-, yet again cruelly attacking immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence seeking asylum. The policies of the outgoing administration have continued to specifically target survivors of gender-based violence— first through Matter of A-B- and then through sweeping anti-asylum regulations that would eliminate the right to seek asylum on account of persecution due to one’s gender.
Tahirih and Ayuda File Lawsuit Challenging Sweeping Anti-Asylum Regulations
The Tahirih Justice Center and Ayuda filed a lawsuit challenging the outgoing administration’s sweeping regulations that would overturn U.S. asylum law. Finalized in December 2020, the rule would make it effectively impossible for people fleeing persecution to obtain protection in the United States, gutting years of progress to create bridges to safety.
Tahirih Files Lawsuit Challenging Work Permit Bars for Asylum Seekers