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Tahirih Condemns Ongoing Family Separation During COVID-19 Pandemic
As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in detention centers climbs, Tahirih condemns the administration’s ongoing attempts to separate families. One way the administration has done this is through “binary choice”—after families are detained together for 20 days, parents must either stay in detention indefinitely with their children until their immigration case is closed, or send their child to a government shelter and wait until someone else seeks custody of them.
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.”
Tahirih Statement on Executive Order to Suspend Immigration
Last night, the administration issued an executive order that will temporarily suspend some immigration to the United States. The Tahirih Justice Center condemns this order, which comes at a time– a global pandemic– when survivors need to feel comfortable seeking safety.
Tahirih Statement on Threat to Suspend Immigration to the U.S.
Yesterday, the administration announced a proposed executive order that would temporarily suspend all immigration to the United States. The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned by this news and continues to monitor for policy updates.
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.
Analysis: The Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
As daily activities ground to a halt in the United States to slow the spread of COVID-19, Americans have been confronted with a range of practical, financial, emotional, and mental health impacts. For immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, many of whom are living with the effects of trauma or coping with ongoing abuse, this is an especially difficult time.
Tahirih Statement on the Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant Survivors
As daily activities have ground to a halt in the United States to slow the spread of COVID-19, Americans have been pushed into an unprecedented state of isolation, unemployment, and stress. For immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, many of whom are living with the effects of trauma or coping with ongoing abuse, this is an especially difficult time.