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Publication Tag: Domestic Violence
  • Updated Tahirih Comments on Proposed Revisions to Fee Waiver Request Form

    Tahirih submitted supplemental comments on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) proposed revisions to the fee waiver request form. While USCIS has revised the form in order to accomodate the unique circumstances of survivors, other unnecessary burdens remain. Tahirih urges USCIS to remove two other requirements that pose as barriers to legal remedies for survivors.

  • Tahirih Statement on Presidential Proclamation on Asylum

    The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned about the likelihood of new regulations pursuant to the presidential proclamation of April 29, which includes new fees for asylum applications and work permits. Tahirih will file comments opposing proposed regulations and will continue to expose policies that harm asylum seekers.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Fifth Circuit on Coercive Control

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of a Honduran survivor of domestic violence.  The brief sets out the extensive research showing that the coercive control exercised by abusive partners does not end simply because a survivor escapes from the abuser’s home.

  • Tahirih Statement on House of Representatives Passing the Violence Against Women Act

    The Tahirih Justice Center celebrates the bi-partisan passage of H.R. 1585, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The bill includes modest improvements to the law, which has served since its original passing in 1994 as a foundation for our nation’s response to sexual assault, domestic abuse, and other forms of gender-based violence.

  • Amicus Brief in Matter of L-E-A

    The Tahirih Justice Center, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, and the Public Counsel Law Center filed an amicus brief in Matter of L-E-A for the Attorney General’s consideration in deciding whether nuclear families constitute a “particular social group”.

     

  • Letter to Governor of Virginia Regarding SB 1156

    Tahirih submitted this letter to the Governor of Virginia requesting a veto of the VA Senate Bill No. 1156, which is a blanket prohibition on local law enforcement policies that restrict federal immigration enforcement. Tahirih is deeply concerned about the passage of the bill, which would put survivors of violence and members of the community in danger and deter them from seeking life-saving services.

  • Tahirih Statement on New Legislation to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

    The Tahirih Justice Center applauds Representative Bass (D-CA) and Representative Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for introducing a bipartisan bill in the House to reauthorize the critical Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).