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Publication Tag: Fair Immigration Laws
  • Letter to DHS and CDC on COVID-19 and the Expulsions of Asylum Seekers

    The Tahirih Justice Center signed a letter, joined by over 120 legal, faith-based, humanitarian, human rights and community organizations, to object to the Department of Homeland Security’s closure of the southern border during the COVID-19 pandemic. Closing the border will deny individuals fleeing violence the right to seek life-saving protection in the United States.

  • Preliminary Injunction Motion in A.B.-B. v. Morgan

    On April 13, 2020, Tahirih filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in the case A.B.-B. v. Morgan. Tahirih filed this lawsuit in March to challenge the use of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to screen asylum seekers for their ‘credible fear’ of persecution. This policy change violates federal immigration law and was enacted by officials who did not have the authority to do so.

  • Complaint Challenging the Use of CBP to Conduct Credible Fear Interviews

    On March 30, 2020, Tahirih filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the use of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to screen asylum seekers for their ‘credible fear’ of persecution. This policy change violates federal immigration law and was enacted by officials who did not have the authority to do so.

  • Tahirih Files Lawsuit Challenging the Use of CBP to Conduct Credible Fear Interviews

    Tahirih filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the use of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to screen asylum seekers for their ‘credible fear’ of persecution. This policy change violates federal immigration law and was enacted by officials who did not have the authority to do so.

  • Tahirih Comments on EOIR Fee Proposal

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed comments opposing the administration’s proposed regulations that create additional, undue barriers for asylum seekers to access justice, including a $50 fee for defensive asylum applications and an 886% increase in the fee for filing an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

  • Tahirih and Partner Organizations Submit Amicus Brief Before BIA

    Tahirih and partner organizations submitted an amicus brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) on why a Notice to Appear from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which does not include any allegation as to admission status for a non-citizen, is legally insufficient and justifies terminating the case to remove the non-citizen.

  • Tahirih Explains “Safe Third Country” Rule

    In 2019, the United States signed “safe third country” agreements with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The agreements allow the United States to deny protections to asylum seekers, and remove them to any of these partner countries. A subsequent “safe third country” rule established procedures by which asylum seekers can be removed. In this fact sheet, Tahirih explains this “safe third country” rule, and how its full implementation would effectively end asylum in the United States.