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Tahirih Condemns Ongoing Family Separation During COVID-19 Pandemic
As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in detention centers climbs, Tahirih condemns the administration’s ongoing attempts to separate families. One way the administration has done this is through “binary choice”—after families are detained together for 20 days, parents must either stay in detention indefinitely with their children until their immigration case is closed, or send their child to a government shelter and wait until someone else seeks custody of them.
Tahirih Statement on Mass ICE Arrests
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned by ICE raids targeting individuals with final deportation orders, including survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and related trauma. The impact of these actions is detrimental to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, who may be deported before their humanitarian claims are resolved.
Joint Statement on May 2019 Advocate Survey Regarding Immigrant Survivors
This spring, the Tahirih Justice Center and a coalition of national organizations sent a survey to advocates and attorneys from across the U.S., learning that many immigrant victims of domestic and sexual violence are now too afraid to call the police or go to court to get help. Tahirih and the coalition issued this joint statement after releasing the key findings of the survey.
Tahirih Statement on Court-Ordered Reunification Deadline
The Tahirih Justice Center is dismayed by the failure of the government to end the traumatic experiences of families seeking asylum. Significant attempts have not been made to reunite families by the court-ordered reunification deadline.