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Publication Tag: Fair Immigration Laws
  • Tahirih Testimony to House Judiciary Committee on Processing Delays at USCIS

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted testimony for the record to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Immigration & Citizenship Subcommittee, for a hearing on July 16, 2019 on the impact of unprecedented U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) case processing delays on survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Tahirih Statement on New Rule Barring Immigrants from Applying for Asylum at the Southern U.S. Border

    The Tahirih Justice Center strongly opposes an interim final rule being issued by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, which will bar asylum for everyone approaching the southern border, with few exceptions. The rule will be applied at the screening stage at the border as well as in immigration courts. Families, unaccompanied children, survivors of violence – all will be prohibited from obtaining asylum.

  • Tahirih Statement on Mass ICE Arrests

    The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned by ICE raids targeting individuals with final deportation orders, including survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and related trauma. The impact of these actions is detrimental to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, who may be deported before their humanitarian claims are resolved.

  • Joint Statement on May 2019 Advocate Survey Regarding Immigrant Survivors

    This spring, the Tahirih Justice Center and a coalition of national organizations sent a survey to advocates and attorneys from across the U.S., learning that many immigrant victims of domestic and sexual violence are now too afraid to call the police or go to court to get help. Tahirih and the coalition issued this joint statement after releasing the key findings of the survey.

  • Legal Protections for Immigrant Survivors

    This one pager describes the various pathways to legal residence for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence present in the United States.

  • Tahirih Statement on Temporary Stay Ruling in Remain in Mexico Lawsuit

    The Tahirih Justice Center is disappointed by the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to keep the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy in effect while it reviews the District Court’s preliminary injunction. Despite this temporary setback, Tahirih is hopeful that the Court of Appeals’ ultimate decision will find that the policy is against the rule of law.

  • Tahirih Comments on Limited Scope Representation

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments to the Executive Office of Immigration Review in support of expanding limited scope representation in immigration courts and proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals.