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Publication Tag: Domestic Violence
  • Tahirih Comments on Rule Expanding Definition of “Public Charge”

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed comments in opposition of the new proposed rule by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, which will expand the definition of “public charge”. Tahirih is deeply concerned about the impact of the rule on families, and the possibility that it will discourage survivors from accessing critical, life-saving services.

  • Talking Points on the Upcoming Asylum Ban

    The Tahirih Justice Center, in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights First, National Immigrant Justice Center, and Women’s Refugee Commission,  offers these talking points focused on the administration’s upcoming executive order restricting the entry of migrants at the southern border.

  • 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.



  • Tahirih Statement on Hurricane Florence

    The Tahirih Justice Center is concerned that survivors will be deterred from accessing services they desperately need as a result of emergencies such as Hurricane Florence, in light of the acts of the Department of Homeland Security  last year in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

  • Tahirih Statement on The Administration’s New Rule Expanding the Definition of “Public Charge”

    The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned about the impact that the new rule expanding the definition of “public charge” will have on survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and related trauma. The proposal will undoubtedly deter survivors from accessing basic health services which are essential to their short and long-term health and well-being. Tahirih calls on the Administration to abandon these changes, which to their own admission has the potential to create chaos and instability for families, which includes survivors of violence.

  • 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.