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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 Statement on Flores Regulation
The Tahirih Justice Center is strongly opposed to the administration’s announcement of a finalized rule to allow indefinite incarceration of immigrant families with children, including survivors of gender-based violence. Under the rule, survivors could languish for years in detention, waiting for their immigration cases to be heard.
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 with the Supreme Court of the United States
The Tahirih Justice Center and partners filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of petitioners who seek to hold a Border Patrol agent accountable for a fatal shooting. The brief draws the Court’s attention to the problem of sexual assaults committed by DHS officials and the need for robust mechanisms to hold those officials accountable for their conduct.
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.