Publications ArchivePublication Tag: Fair Immigration Laws
Tahirih Statement on Flores Regulation
The Tahirih Justice Center is strongly opposed to the administration’s announcement of a finalized rule to allow indefinite incarceration of immigrant families with children, including survivors of gender-based violence. Under the rule, survivors could languish for years in detention, waiting for their immigration cases to be heard.
Tahirih Statement on Public Charge Rule
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned by the administration’s new rule that makes it harder for certain immigrants to obtain legal permanent residence (i.e., a “Green card”) if they have used a range of public benefits, such as food stamps, non-emergency Medicaid, certain prescription drug subsidies, and housing vouchers.
Amicus Brief Filed with the Supreme Court of the United States
The Tahirih Justice Center and partners filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of petitioners who seek to hold a Border Patrol agent accountable for a fatal shooting. The brief draws the Court’s attention to the problem of sexual assaults committed by DHS officials and the need for robust mechanisms to hold those officials accountable for their conduct.
Civil Society Request for In Loco Visit to the U.S. and Mexico to Address Situation of Migrants
The Tahirih Justice Center joins 95 other civil society organizations and 120 experts in migration, refugee law, and human rights in sending a letter to the Inter-American Commission. We hope that this forceful request will lead the Commission to conduct a comprehensive, initial visit to the U.S.-Mexico border and to use all mechanisms available to protect the human rights of migrants.
Tahirih Statement on Preliminary Injunction on Asylum Ban
The Tahirih Justice Center is relieved that a judge from the San Francisco District Court has issued a preliminary injunction on the asylum ban, forcing the policy to grind to a halt. The decision in San Francisco follows an earlier ruling in the D.C. District Court that allowed the ban to continue. However, today’s ruling in California applies across the country, meaning that the asylum ban must end nationwide, preserving the right of individuals fleeing persecution to seek asylum at our borders.
Tahirih Statement on Temporary Restraining Order Ruling on Asylum Ban
The Tahirih Justice Center is disappointed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s decision to keep the new asylum ban in effect, which bars anyone approaching the U.S. southern border from applying for asylum, with limited exceptions. The rule was initially rolled out by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security on July 16, 2019 and is being applied at the screening stage at the border as well as in immigration courts.
Tahirih Statement on Expansion of Expedited Removal
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned by the administration’s expansion of expedited removal, which will apply to anyone arrested by ICE, anywhere in the United States. Exceptions will be made for immigrants who are able to prove that they have lived in the U.S. continuously for more than two years.
This rule compromises the safety and legal rights of immigrants, including survivors of gender-based violence. It worsens the climate of fear already felt by immigrant survivors and will discourage individuals from seeking help.