Publications ArchivePublication Tag: Fair Immigration Laws
Tahirih Statement on Expansion of Expedited Removal
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed a preliminary injunction that halted the expansion of expedited removal—a policy that will begin to quickly deport people all over the U.S. before they have had a chance to see a judge. The expansion of expedited removal was first announced in July 2019 but had been blocked since September 27, 2019.
You can see Tahirih’s comments in opposition to the rule here.
Tahirih Condemns New Proposed Regulations That Aim to End Asylum
Today, the administration proposed regulations that aim to overturn U.S. asylum law, making it effectively impossible for people fleeing persecution to obtain protection in the United States. If implemented, the rule would eliminate gender-based asylum—shutting the door to anyone fleeing life-threatening persecution due to their gender, while undoing decades of legal precedent. Women fleeing rape and severe domestic violence, LGBTQ+ individuals facing deadly attacks, and those escaping other fatal gender-based harms will no longer be allowed to seek safety within our borders if the regulations take effect.
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.
Preliminary Injunction Motion in A.B.-B. v. Morgan
On April 13, 2020, Tahirih filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in the case A.B.-B. v. Morgan. Tahirih filed this lawsuit in March to challenge 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.