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Publication Category: Statements
  • Tahirih Statement on Public Charge Implementation

    On February 24, 2020, the administration’s public charge rule went into effect. The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply disappointed by last month’s Supreme Court decision that allows the rule to be implemented as legal challenges continue, making it harder for certain immigrants to obtain a Green Card if they have used a range of public benefits, like food stamps, non-emergency Medicaid, certain prescription drug subsidies, and housing vouchers.

  • Tahirih Statement on Public Charge Ruling by the Supreme Court

    The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the administration’s public charge rule to remain in effect while the ultimate fate of the rule is still being decided. The rule makes it harder for certain immigrants to obtain a Green Card if they have used a range of public benefits, like food stamps, non-emergency Medicaid, certain prescription drug subsidies, and housing vouchers.

  • 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 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.

  • Tahirih Statement on Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of U Visa Applicants

    On September 17, the Tahirih Justice Center filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of applicants for U visas who have been denied their legal rights. Right now, thousands of survivors of violence and other victims of crime are waiting four years or more just to get on a wait list, after which they’ll wait another several years to receive a U visa.

  • 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.