Publications ArchivePublication Tag: Fair Immigration Laws
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.
Tahirih Comments on Proposed Revisions to Fee Waiver Request Form
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the proposed revision of Form I-912 Request for Fee Waiver, which will cause survivors to suffer disproportionately from the new evidentiary restriction proposed.
Talking Points on the Upcoming Asylum Ban
Tahirih Comments on Flores Regulation
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted these comments to the Department of Homeland Security in response to the proposed rule relating to the apprehension, processing, care and custody of alien minors and unaccompanied alien children, which will allow the indefinite detention of immigration children. We advocate instead for policies and practices consistent with the Flores Settlement Agreement’s mandate to minimize detention for children, and maximize their health and safety when detention is deemed necessary.
Tahirih Statement on The Administration’s New Rule Expanding the Definition of “Public Charge”
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned about the impact that the new rule expanding the definition of “public charge” will have on survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and related trauma. The proposal will undoubtedly deter survivors from accessing basic health services which are essential to their short and long-term health and well-being. Tahirih calls on the Administration to abandon these changes, which to their own admission has the potential to create chaos and instability for families, which includes survivors of violence.
Brief Analysis of USCIS Policy Guidance Implementing Decision in Matter of A-B-
The Tahirih Justice Center analyzes recent policy guidance issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that implements the Attorney General’s decision in Matter of A-B-. The guidance closely tracks the AG’s decision, but also appears to heighten the standard for how officers should exercise discretion to grant or deny cases.