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Publication Tag: Asylum
  • Tahirih Statement on Reinstated Preliminary Injunction on Asylum Ban

    The Tahirih Justice Center is relieved that a decision from the San Francisco District Court reinstates a nationwide injunction on the asylum ban, forcing the policy to grind to a halt. The rule was initially rolled out by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security on July 16 and barred anyone approaching the U.S. southern border from applying for asylum, with limited exceptions.

  • Tahirih Files Lawsuit Challenging the Latest Asylum Ban

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security’s asylum ban. Issued on July 16, 2019, the rule bars anyone approaching the U.S. southern border from applying for asylum, with limited exceptions.

  • Complaint Challenging Asylum Ban

    The Tahirih Justice Center and several asylum seekers filed a lawsuit challenging the new rule prohibiting most people who enter the United States via the southern border from seeking protection under U.S asylum laws. The complaint in the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that the asylum ban violates both U.S. and international law.

  • Tahirih Comments on Asylum Ban Issued on July 16, 2019

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the U.S. Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s interim final rule on asylum, which was issued on July 16, 2019. The rule unlawfully bars asylum for highly vulnerable refugees such as our clients whom our asylum system was rightfully designed to protect.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Case Grace v. Barr

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Grace v. Barr. The brief opposes the strict new asylum policies announced by the Attorney General in Matter of A-B- and shows that those policies run counter to significant evidence concerning the cultural roots of domestic violence and the inability or unwillingness of some governments to protect survivors.

  • Civil Society Request for In Loco Visit to the U.S. and Mexico to Address Situation of Migrants

    The Tahirih Justice Center joins 95 other civil society organizations and 120 experts in migration, refugee law, and human rights in sending a letter to the Inter-American Commission. We hope that this forceful request will lead the Commission to conduct a comprehensive, initial visit to the U.S.-Mexico border and to use all mechanisms available to protect the human rights of migrants.

  • Tahirih Statement on Preliminary Injunction on Asylum Ban

    The Tahirih Justice Center is relieved that a judge from the San Francisco District Court has issued a preliminary injunction on the asylum ban, forcing the policy to grind to a halt. The decision in San Francisco follows an earlier ruling in the D.C. District Court that allowed the ban to continue. However, today’s ruling in California applies across the country, meaning that the asylum ban must end nationwide, preserving the right of individuals fleeing persecution to seek asylum at our borders.