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Publication Tag: Fair Immigration Laws
  • Tahirih Statement on ‘Remain in Mexico’ for the House Committee on Homeland Security

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted a statement to the United States House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, as the Subcommittee examines the human rights and legal implications of the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ‘Remain in Mexico’ (RIM) policy implemented in January 2019.

  • Tahirih Statement on Proposed Application Fees for Affirmative Asylum Seekers

    The Tahirih Justice Center is strongly opposed to 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. This rule would make the U.S. among the only four countries in the world to charge those seeking asylum.

  • Tahirih Comments on Work Authorization Regulations for Asylum Seekers

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule which would eliminate the 30-day deadline to adjudicate an asylum seeker’s work authorization application. Under the proposed rule, asylum seekers, including survivors of gender-based violence, will be forced to wait for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) indefinitely, with no recourse or end in sight.

  • Tahirih Comments on EOIR Reorganization

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the recent reorganization of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), the agency that houses the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The reorganization undermines the independence of the BIA, and compromises the due process rights of survivors of gender-based violence and other immigrants, by imposing a uniform, strict timeline on BIA decisions and by giving the EOIR Director, an administrator who need not have judicial experience, the authority to decide individual cases.

  • Federal Habeas Petition Filed on Behalf of Tahirih Client Vilma Carrillo Carrillo

    In December 2018, Tahirih filed a federal habeas petition challenging the constitutionality of Vilma Carrillo Carrillo’s detention. Vilma is a Tahirih client who was detained and separated from her U.S. citizen daughter in 2018. Read more about Vilma’s case here.

  • Tahirih and AIC Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Expansion of CBP’s Role in the Screening of Asylum Seekers

    On October 2, the Tahirih Justice Center and the American Immigration Council filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the Freedom of Information Act. The suit challenges the government’s failure to disclose that Border Patrol officers⁠— law enforcement officials— rather than asylum officers, will be used to conduct the credible-fear interviews that determine whether an immigrant survivor can continue with their asylum case.

  • Complaint Challenging the Use of Border Patrol to Conduct Asylum Interviews

    On October 2, the Tahirih Justice Center and the American Immigration Council filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the Freedom of Information Act. The suit challenges the government’s failure to disclose that Border Patrol officers⁠— law enforcement officials— rather than asylum officers, will be used to conduct the credible-fear interviews that determine whether an immigrant survivor can continue with their asylum case.