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Publication Tag: Fair Immigration Laws
  • Amicus Brief Filed in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Asylum Case

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed this amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of a Honduran survivor of domestic violence who is seeking asylum, challenging the Board of Immigration Appeals’ application of the decision in Matter of A-B- to her case.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Seventh Circuit on U Visa Continuances

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on U visa continuances. The brief argues that immigration courts should continue the cases of U-visa applicants who have shown they have met the requirements for a U-visa while another government agency makes the final decision, and that if U-visa applicants are deported while their applications are pending, it will stop immigrants from reporting violence.

  • Webinar: Policy Update – The Latest on Asylum for Survivors of Violence

    In this webinar from Alliance for Immigrant Survivors, Tahirih Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, provides an update on recent asylum policy changes.

  • Complaint Challenging Migration Protection Protocols

    This complaint was filed on behalf of 11 individual asylum seekers and several organizational plaintiffs including the Tahirih Justice Center, challenging the Migration Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain in Mexico Policy”.  The lawsuit cites violations of U.S law, and Tahirih asserts that its organization will not be able to effectively fulfill its core organizational mission under the new policy.

  • Tahirih Statement on “Remain in Mexico” Policy

    The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned by the announcement of the new policy announced by the Department of Homeland Security which would force asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while awaiting their court dates in the U.S. Tahirih is certain that the “Remain in Mexico” policy will have serious negative impacts for asylum seekers.

  • 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.

  • Tahirih Comments on Asylum Ban

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the new rule, Aliens Subject to a Bar on Entry under Certain Presidential Proclamations; Procedures for Protection Claims, which  bars refugees who enter the U.S. between Ports of Entry from claiming asylum. Tahirih urges the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review and the Department of Homeland Security to abandon the rule in favor if policies and practices that will ensure asylum seekers have a fair opportunity to seek safety in the U.S.