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Posts tagged Asylum
  • Letter to the White House: The Impact of Proposed Asylum and Immigration Policy Changes on Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence


    December 19th, 2023

    A letter to the White House re: The Impact of Proposed Asylum and Immigration Policy Changes on Immigrant
    Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

  • Tahirih Statement on Recent Anti-Immigrant Legislation in Texas


    December 18th, 2023

    The Tahirih Justice Center is dismayed by the recent Texas legislation that targets immigrants, people seeking asylum, and Texans of color for arrest, deportation, and further criminalization. These new laws […]

  • Lives at Risk: Barriers and Harms As Biden Asylum Ban Takes Effect


    May 26th, 2023

    From May 10-12, 2023, Tahirih was part of a delegation of human, civil, and immigrants’ rights leaders led by the Haitian Bridge Alliance. The delegation visited the Texas Rio Grande […]

  • Tahirih Sues USCIS for Unreasonable Delays in Asylum Applications


    April 11th, 2023

    On April 7, Tahirih and pro bono counsel Orrick filed a lawsuit against USCIS for its failure to timely process asylum applications. The seventeen Tahirih clients who are plaintiffs in the litigation filed their applications at least five years ago and continue to await adjudication, despite the completion of many later-filed applications. Delays in asylum adjudication compound the stress and hardship of survivors, and Tahirih and Orrick look forward to vindicating the rights of these survivors to timely adjudication of their meritorious claims for relief.

  • U.S. Asylum Deterrence Policies Increase Risk of Gender-Based Violence


    October 11th, 2022

    A new report by Oxfam America and the Tahirih Justice Center documents how common it is for migrants seeking asylum to experience gender-based violence in Mexico while waiting to access the asylum process in the U.S.  In Surviving Deterrence: How U.S. Asylum Deterrence Policies Normalize Gender-Based Violence, Oxfam America and Tahirih explain how U.S. asylum deterrence policies, such as border closures and expulsions, exacerbate conditions that cause gender-based violence to proliferate at the southern border. The report further asserts that survivors who do manage to apply for asylum face an inequitable and re-traumatizing process on a systemic level.   

  • Letter to ICE on Order of Removal


    November 29th, 2021

    Tahirih sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement concerning the methods of delivery that should be used for immigration court notices used as the basis for an in absentia order of removal. The letter stresses that ICE must account for the effects of trauma on people seeking asylum and coordinate its address lists with the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

  • Tahirih Denounces New Opinion on Matter of A-R-C-G-


    October 28th, 2021

    Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a new opinion that will prevent many immigrant survivors of horrific abuse from receiving protection in the United States.