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Posts tagged Asylum
  • Letter to ICE on Order of Removal

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    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-

    Pubs

    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.

  • Tahirih Launches Helpline for Afghan Evacuees

    Pubs

    September 13th, 2021

    The Tahirih Justice Center launched its Afghan Asylum Project to support Afghan citizens who recently arrived in the United States. Beginning September 13, Afghan citizens seeking assistance can call a […]

  • NEW REPORT REVEALS NEED FOR NAMING ‘GENDER’ AS SIXTH GROUND FOR ASYLUM

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    September 9th, 2021

    A new report by the Tahirih Justice Center highlights the urgent need for ‘gender’ to be recognized as the sixth protected ground for asylum. In this report, Tahirih asserts that current U.S. asylum laws, as applied, fail to adequately and consistently protect survivors fleeing gender-based violence, leaving them vulnerable to further abuse and trauma. The inclusion of gender as a sixth ground is one of several critical steps needed to transform our immigration system into one that fully understands and meets the needs of survivors.

  • Ensuring Equal and Enduring Access to Asylum: Why ‘Gender’ Must be a Protected Ground

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    September 9th, 2021

    To ensure equal and enduring access to asylum for survivors of gender-based violence, the U.S. must join other countries in adding a gender as an independent basis for asylum.

  • Amicus Brief in M-D-C-V-

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    October 28th, 2020

    Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in support of an asylum-seeker who was improperly detained in the United States and forcibly returned […]

  • ‘Remain in Mexico’ Amicus Brief

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    October 28th, 2020

    In response to an invitation from the Board of Immigration Appeals, Tahirih joined other organizations explaining why the notice provided to individuals placed in the Orwellian-named “Migrant Protection Protocols” does […]