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Pro Bono Library Items Archive


  • Class Action Complaint on Behalf of U-Visa Applicants

    The Tahirih Justice Center, working with a pro bono team from Arnold & Porter, has brought a class-action lawsuit on behalf of U-visa applicants who have not timely been provided with employment authorization determinations by USCIS. The complaint in the suit, filed in the Eastern District of New York, alleges that USCIS has acted in violation of both relevant statutory provisions and its own regulations by failing to timely determine whether U-visa applicants are authorized to work pending a final decision on their applications.

  • Tahirih Statement on Asylum Ban Ruling by the Supreme Court

    The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the administration’s asylum ban to resume along the entire southern border as legal challenges continue. The Supreme Court’s ruling is the third decision this week on the asylum ban—a continuous back and forth on policies that have a life-altering impact on individuals fleeing persecution.

  • Tahirih Statement on Asylum Ban Decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

    The Tahirih Justice Center is disappointed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s latest decision on the asylum ban, which lifts a nationwide injunction that the San Francisco District Court issued on Monday, September 9, 2019.

  • Tahirih Statement on Reinstated Preliminary Injunction on Asylum Ban

    The Tahirih Justice Center is relieved that a decision from the San Francisco District Court reinstates a nationwide injunction on the asylum ban, forcing the policy to grind to a halt. The rule was initially rolled out by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security on July 16 and barred anyone approaching the U.S. southern border from applying for asylum, with limited exceptions.

  • Tahirih Files Lawsuit Challenging the Latest Asylum Ban

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security’s asylum ban. Issued on July 16, 2019, the rule bars anyone approaching the U.S. southern border from applying for asylum, with limited exceptions.

  • Complaint Challenging Asylum Ban

    The Tahirih Justice Center and several asylum seekers filed a lawsuit challenging the new rule prohibiting most people who enter the United States via the southern border from seeking protection under U.S asylum laws. The complaint in the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that the asylum ban violates both U.S. and international law.

  • 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.