Publications ArchivePublication Tag: Fair Immigration Laws
Letter to Governor of Virginia Regarding SB 1156
Tahirih submitted this letter to the Governor of Virginia requesting a veto of the VA Senate Bill No. 1156, which is a blanket prohibition on local law enforcement policies that restrict federal immigration enforcement. Tahirih is deeply concerned about the passage of the bill, which would put survivors of violence and members of the community in danger and deter them from seeking life-saving services.
Stories of Survival: The Violence Against Women Act
This compilation of stories from clients of the Tahirih Justice Center who have received legal protection through the Violence Against Women Act highlights its importance and the life-line it provides to survivors of violence.
Tahirih Testimony to House Judiciary Committee on VAWA Reauthorization
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted testimony for the record to the House Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing on March 7, 2019, on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
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.