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Posts tagged Asylum
  • 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

    Pubs

    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

    Pubs

    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 […]

  • Tahirih Comments on Asylum Rule

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    July 20th, 2020

    The Tahirih Justice Center submited the following comments to the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in response to the proposed asylum regulations issued by the Departments on June 15, […]

  • Tahirih Condemns the Administration’s Latest Proposed Asylum Regulations

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    July 8th, 2020

    Today, the administration proposed new regulations that attempt to use public health as a pretext to deny asylum claims. The rule would give the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice […]