Publications ArchivePublication Category: Statements
Tahirih and AIC Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Expansion of CBP’s Role in the Screening of Asylum Seekers
On October 2, the Tahirih Justice Center and the American Immigration Council filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the Freedom of Information Act. The suit challenges the government’s failure to disclose that Border Patrol officers— law enforcement officials— rather than asylum officers, will be used to conduct the credible-fear interviews that determine whether an immigrant survivor can continue with their asylum case.
Tahirih Statement on Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of U Visa Applicants
On September 17, the Tahirih Justice Center filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of applicants for U visas who have been denied their legal rights. Right now, thousands of survivors of violence and other victims of crime are waiting four years or more just to get on a wait list, after which they’ll wait another several years to receive a U visa.
Tahirih Statement on Asylum Ban Ruling by the Supreme Court
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the administration’s asylum ban to resume along the entire southern border as legal challenges continue. The Supreme Court’s ruling is the third decision this week on the asylum ban—a continuous back and forth on policies that have a life-altering impact on individuals fleeing persecution.
Tahirih Statement on Asylum Ban Decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
The Tahirih Justice Center is disappointed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s latest decision on the asylum ban, which lifts a nationwide injunction that the San Francisco District Court issued on Monday, September 9, 2019.
Tahirih Statement on Reinstated Preliminary Injunction on Asylum Ban
The Tahirih Justice Center is relieved that a decision from the San Francisco District Court reinstates a nationwide injunction on the asylum ban, forcing the policy to grind to a halt. The rule was initially rolled out by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security on July 16 and barred anyone approaching the U.S. southern border from applying for asylum, with limited exceptions.
Tahirih Files Lawsuit Challenging the Latest Asylum Ban
The Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security’s asylum ban. Issued on July 16, 2019, the rule bars anyone approaching the U.S. southern border from applying for asylum, with limited exceptions.
Tahirih Statement on Flores Regulation
The Tahirih Justice Center is strongly opposed to the administration’s announcement of a finalized rule to allow indefinite incarceration of immigrant families with children, including survivors of gender-based violence. Under the rule, survivors could languish for years in detention, waiting for their immigration cases to be heard.