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Publication Tag: Remain in Mexico
  • Amicus Brief in M-D-C-V-

    Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in support of an asylum-seeker who was improperly detained in the United States and forcibly returned to Mexico under the MPP program.  The brief explains that even if MPP were legal, it is limited by statute to persons arriving at a port of entry.  DHS’s actions of applying it to persons who, like Petitioner here, were already in the United States, are illegal and result in substantial harm including physical danger, inability to access counsel, and extreme difficulty just in travelling to immigration court.

  • ‘Remain in Mexico’ Amicus Brief

    In response to an invitation from the Board of Immigration Appeals, Tahirih joined other organizations explaining why the notice provided to individuals placed in the Orwellian-named “Migrant Protection Protocols” does not meet either statutory or minimum due process requirements.  The brief  argues in support of the Immigration Judge’s decision that a tear sheet for a hearing without name or A-number, without any evidence from the government that it was ever served, and without critical information about how the person can cross the border for that hearing, cannot constitute adequate notice.

  • Tahirih Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Review ‘Remain in Mexico’

    On October 19, 2020, the Supreme Court agreed to hear challenges against the administration’s policy ‘Remain in Mexico’, which has forced more than 60,000 asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are pending. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court allowed ‘Remain in Mexico’ to stay in effect along the entire border as legal challenges against the policy continue. The Tahirih Justice Center is one of the organizational plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging the policy, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Tahirih Statement on Supreme Court Decision on ‘Remain in Mexico’

    The Supreme Court ruled to allow ‘Remain in Mexico’ to remain in effect along the entire border as legal challenges against the policy continue. This ruling comes after two weeks full of whiplash decisions on the policy, as the Ninth Circuit decided to reinstate a block on ‘Remain in Mexico’, only to suspend it that same day to give the government time to seek a stay.

  • Tahirih Statement on Ninth Circuit Stay on ‘Remain in Mexico’

    Last night, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the injunction to block the harmful ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy will take effect on March 12, applying only to the border of the Ninth Circuit. This ruling comes after a series of whiplash decisions on ‘Remain in Mexico’ last Friday, in which the Ninth Circuit originally reinstated a nationwide injunction on the policy, only to suspend it that same day to give the government time to seek a stay.

  • Tahirih Statement on Ninth Circuit Stay on ‘Remain in Mexico’

    On February 27, 2020, the Tahirih Justice Center celebrated what we thought was an important victory in the fight to stop the harmful ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, which forces asylum seekers to wait in dangerous conditions in Mexico as they await their court hearings. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals originally ruled to halt this policy, however later that same day, the court decided to stay the ruling and allow ‘Remain in Mexico’ to continue, pending additional review.