Publications ArchivePublication Tag: Fair Immigration Laws
Brief Analysis of the President’s June 20 Executive Order
This brief analysis summarizes the primary points of concern in the June 20, 2018 Executive Order on family separation issued by the President.
Read the Spanish translation here.
Tahirih Statement on Family Separation Executive Order
The Tahirih Justice Center condemns the President’s decision, issued in an Executive Order on June 20, 2018, to end the separation of families only to require that the Department of Homeland Security jail children along with their parents.
Statement on the Prosecution of Parents With Children
As a member of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence’s Steering Committee, the Tahirih Justice Center joined colleague organizations in issuing this letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urging the Administration to cease the prosecution of parents seeking safety with their children in the United States.
Tahirih Statement to the Senate Appropriations Committee
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this statement for the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing urging Senate to appropriate additional funding for immigration courts per the Department of Justice’s request for the fiscal year of 2019.
Tahirih Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee for Hearing on Immigration Courts
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this statement to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, for a hearing on “Strengthening and Reforming America’s Immigration Court System.” In the statement, Tahirih urges members of Congress to carefully evaluate strategies to strengthen and reform our immigration courts that also protect due process.
A Beacon of Hope: Our History
Layli Miller-Muro founded Tahirih in 1997 following her involvement as a student attorney in a precedent-setting case that revolutionized asylum law in the United States. Learn more about our pioneering history in the protection of women and girls.
Righting the Wrong: Why Detention of Asylum-Seeking Mothers and Children Must End Now
It is time for the U.S. government to reconsider its response to refugee women and children fleeing violence, and put an end to the shameful practice of family detention — once and for all. Read our position paper, which outlines three key recommendations for the United States to right the wrong of family detention.