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Publication Tag: Asylum
  • ‘Remain in Mexico’ Amicus Brief

    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 not meet either statutory or minimum due process requirements.  The brief  argues in support of the Immigration Judge’s decision that a tear sheet for a hearing without name or A-number, without any evidence from the government that it was ever served, and without critical information about how the person can cross the border for that hearing, cannot constitute adequate notice.

  • Tahirih Comments on Asylum Rule

    • Publication Date: July 15, 2020
    • Publication Categories: Comments
    • Publication Tags: Asylum

    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, 2020.

  • Tahirih Condemns the Administration’s Latest Proposed Asylum Regulations

    • Publication Date: July 08, 2020
    • Publication Categories: Statements
    • Publication Tags: Asylum

    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 the authority to bar asylum protections to anyone who is from, or passes through, an area where the U.S. government has determined that COVID-19 is “prevalent.”

  • Tahirih Comments on CDC Rule and Border Expulsions

    On April 23, 2020, the Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to the Interim Final Rule (IFR) issued by the agency on March 20, 2020 entitled: “Control of Communicable Diseases; Foreign Quarantine: Suspension of Introduction of Persons Into United States From Designated Foreign Countries or Places for Public Health Purposes.”

  • Letter to DHS and CDC on COVID-19 and the Expulsions of Asylum Seekers

    The Tahirih Justice Center signed a letter, joined by over 120 legal, faith-based, humanitarian, human rights and community organizations, to object to the Department of Homeland Security’s closure of the southern border during the COVID-19 pandemic. Closing the border will deny individuals fleeing violence the right to seek life-saving protection in the United States.

  • Preliminary Injunction Motion in A.B.-B. v. Morgan

    On April 13, 2020, Tahirih filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in the case A.B.-B. v. Morgan. Tahirih filed this lawsuit in March to challenge the use of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to screen asylum seekers for their ‘credible fear’ of persecution. This policy change violates federal immigration law and was enacted by officials who did not have the authority to do so.

  • Complaint Challenging the Use of CBP to Conduct Credible Fear Interviews

    On March 30, 2020, Tahirih filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the use of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to screen asylum seekers for their ‘credible fear’ of persecution. This policy change violates federal immigration law and was enacted by officials who did not have the authority to do so.