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Publication Tag: Building Bridges
  • Tahirih Statement on DOJ Analysis of Legal Orientation Program

    The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned about a report published on September 5, 2018 by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) that seeks to discredit the Legal Orientation Program (LOP), and here shares contradictory information obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. In April 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions attempted to end the LOP but received vocal opposition from Congress, pausing in anticipation of this EOIR report.


  • Tahirih Statement on Violence Against Women Act

    The Tahirih Justice Center is disappointed at the lack of reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by Congress. This puts women who endured horrific brutality in a vulnerable position without the vital support they need from the federal government.



  • Brief Analysis of Proposed DHS/HHS Rule on Detention of Children

    This brief analysis summarizes the main points of a proposed rule by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) which would impact children seeking admission to the U.S. alone or with a parent, and would give DHS the authority to incarcerate children for longer periods of time.

  • Tahirih Statement on Court-Ordered Reunification Deadline

    The Tahirih Justice Center is dismayed by the failure of the government to end the traumatic experiences of families seeking asylum. Significant attempts have not been made to reunite families by the court-ordered reunification deadline.

  • Brief Analysis of USCIS Policy Guidance Implementing Decision in Matter of A-B-

    The Tahirih Justice Center analyzes recent policy guidance issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that implements the Attorney General’s decision in Matter of A-B-. The guidance closely tracks the AG’s decision, but also appears to heighten the standard for how officers should exercise discretion to grant or deny cases.

  • Tahirih’s Statement on Congresswoman Schakowsky’s Resolution Condemning Ruling in Matter of A-B-

    The Tahirih Justice Center thanks Congressman Jan Schakowsky’s for responding to the attempts to restrict survivors of domestic violence from receiving asylum in the U.S.

  • Tahirih Statement on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Guidance for Asylum

    The Tahirih Justice Center is dismayed that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Asylum Division has issued instructions that implement parts of the Attorney General’s deeply flawed decision in Matter of A-B-. It will result in the turning away of many courageous women who made the bold step of fleeing and seeking safety.