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Publication Tag: Fair Immigration Laws
  • Tahirih Statement on Public Charge Ruling by the Supreme Court

    The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the administration’s public charge rule to remain in effect while the ultimate fate of the rule is still being decided. The rule makes it harder for certain immigrants to obtain a Green Card if they have used a range of public benefits, like food stamps, non-emergency Medicaid, certain prescription drug subsidies, and housing vouchers.

  • Tahirih Comments on Proposed Bars to Asylum Eligibility

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments in opposition to proposed rules that would add additional mandatory bars to eligibility for asylum, harming survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Tahirih Comments Opposing Proposed Rule on Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization for Applicants

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the administration’s proposed regulations that create additional, undue barriers for asylum seekers to access justice, including delays to employment authorization for most asylum seekers. These unnecessary delays will severely and needlessly harm survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Tahirih Files Lawsuit Challenging “Safe Third Country” Rule

    On January 15, 2020, the Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security’s “safe third country” rule. Issued on November 18, 2019, without prior notice and comment from the public, the rule allows the government to remove almost everyone seeking asylum in the U.S. to Guatemala, even if they have no ties to the country.

  • Tahirih Comments Opposing Proposed Fee Regulations

    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 affirmative asylum applications and a $490 fee for initial Employee Authorization Document (EAD)s.

  • Tahirih Comments on Safe-Third-Country Agreement with Guatemala

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments in opposition to the interim final rule, 84 Fed. Reg. 63994, implementing safe-third-country agreements and allowing the government to remove asylum seekers to Guatemala.

  • Amicus Brief Filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Campos Tapia v. Barr. The brief emphasizes that domestic violence is not a purely personal matter beyond the reach of asylum protections and that gender-based violence in Mexico is often inflicted on account of feminist political opinions.