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Publications Archive

Publication Tag: Asylum
  • Tahirih Comments on Proposed Bars to Asylum Eligibility

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments in opposition to proposed rules that would add additional mandatory bars to eligibility for asylum, harming survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Tahirih Comments Opposing Proposed Rule on Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization for Applicants

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the administration’s proposed regulations that create additional, undue barriers for asylum seekers to access justice, including delays to employment authorization for most asylum seekers. These unnecessary delays will severely and needlessly harm survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Tahirih Files Lawsuit Challenging “Safe Third Country” Rule

    On January 15, 2020, the Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security’s “safe third country” rule. Issued on November 18, 2019, without prior notice and comment from the public, the rule allows the government to remove almost everyone seeking asylum in the U.S. to Guatemala, even if they have no ties to the country.

  • Tahirih Comments Opposing Proposed Fee Regulations

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed comments opposing the administration’s proposed regulations that create additional, undue barriers for asylum seekers to access justice, including a $50 fee for affirmative asylum applications and a $490 fee for initial Employee Authorization Document (EAD)s.

  • Tahirih Comments on Safe-Third-Country Agreement with Guatemala

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments in opposition to the interim final rule, 84 Fed. Reg. 63994, implementing safe-third-country agreements and allowing the government to remove asylum seekers to Guatemala.

  • Tahirih Statement on ‘Remain in Mexico’ for the House Committee on Homeland Security

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted a statement to the United States House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, as the Subcommittee examines the human rights and legal implications of the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ‘Remain in Mexico’ (RIM) policy implemented in January 2019.

  • Tahirih Statement on Proposed Application Fees for Affirmative Asylum Seekers

    The Tahirih Justice Center is strongly opposed to the administration’s proposed regulations that create additional, undue barriers for asylum seekers to access justice, including a $50 fee for affirmative asylum applications and a $490 fee for initial Employee Authorization Document (EAD)s. This rule would make the U.S. among the only four countries in the world to charge those seeking asylum.