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Publications Archive

Publication Category: Statements
  • Tahirih Statement on Challenges at the U.S Southern Border

    • Publication Date: March 22, 2021
    • Publication Categories: Statements

    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

    • Publication Date: February 01, 2021
    • Publication Categories: Statements

    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

    • Publication Date: January 20, 2021
    • Publication Categories: Statements

    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

    • Publication Date: January 15, 2021
    • Publication Categories: Statements

    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

    • Publication Date: January 15, 2021
    • Publication Categories: Statements

    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

    • Publication Date: December 23, 2020
    • Publication Categories: Statements

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging two Department of Homeland Security rules that will deny people seeking asylum access to a work permit.