Publications ArchivePublication Tag: Fair Immigration Laws
Complaint Challenging the Use of CBP to Conduct Credible Fear Interviews
On March 30, 2020, Tahirih filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the use of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to screen asylum seekers for their ‘credible fear’ of persecution. This policy change violates federal immigration law and was enacted by officials who did not have the authority to do so.
Tahirih Files Lawsuit Challenging the Use of CBP to Conduct Credible Fear Interviews
Tahirih filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the use of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to screen asylum seekers for their ‘credible fear’ of persecution. This policy change violates federal immigration law and was enacted by officials who did not have the authority to do so.
Tahirih Comments on EOIR Fee Proposal
The Tahirih Justice Center filed comments opposing the administration’s proposed regulations that create additional, undue barriers for asylum seekers to access justice, including a $50 fee for defensive asylum applications and an 886% increase in the fee for filing an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Tahirih and Partner Organizations Submit Amicus Brief Before BIA
Tahirih and partner organizations submitted an amicus brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) on why a Notice to Appear from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which does not include any allegation as to admission status for a non-citizen, is legally insufficient and justifies terminating the case to remove the non-citizen.
Tahirih Explains “Safe Third Country” Rule
In 2019, the United States signed “safe third country” agreements with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The agreements allow the United States to deny protections to asylum seekers, and remove them to any of these partner countries. A subsequent “safe third country” rule established procedures by which asylum seekers can be removed. In this fact sheet, Tahirih explains this “safe third country” rule, and how its full implementation would effectively end asylum in the United States.
Tahirih Statement on Supreme Court Decision on ‘Remain in Mexico’
The Supreme Court ruled to allow ‘Remain in Mexico’ to remain in effect along the entire border as legal challenges against the policy continue. This ruling comes after two weeks full of whiplash decisions on the policy, as the Ninth Circuit decided to reinstate a block on ‘Remain in Mexico’, only to suspend it that same day to give the government time to seek a stay.
Houston Children’s Advocates Call for Immediate Suspension of Remote Video Hearings for Immigrant Children
Tahirih Houston, Catholic Charities, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), YMCA Houston, and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights call for the immediate suspension of plans to subject unaccompanied immigrant children to remote video hearings.