Pro Bono Library Items Archive
Webinar: Policy Update – The Latest on Asylum for Survivors of Violence
In this webinar from Alliance for Immigrant Survivors, Tahirih Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, provides an update on recent asylum policy changes.
Complaint Challenging Migration Protection Protocols
This complaint was filed on behalf of 11 individual asylum seekers and several organizational plaintiffs including the Tahirih Justice Center, challenging the Migration Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain in Mexico Policy”. The lawsuit cites violations of U.S law, and Tahirih asserts that its organization will not be able to effectively fulfill its core organizational mission under the new policy.
Tahirih Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Remain in Mexico Policy
The Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s Migration Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the Remain in Mexico policy. Tahirih asserts that as a result of the MPP, the organization will not be able to effectively fulfill its core organizational mission, which is to provide holistic legal and social services to those fleeing gender-based violence.
Tahirih Statement on “Remain in Mexico” Policy
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned by the announcement of the new policy announced by the Department of Homeland Security which would force asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while awaiting their court dates in the U.S. Tahirih is certain that the “Remain in Mexico” policy will have serious negative impacts for asylum seekers.
Tahirih Statement on USCIS Report on Child Marriage
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned by the data in the new report released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services titled “How the U.S. Immigration System Encourages Child Marriages”. Tahirih is particularly alarmed by the number of U.S. minors who apparently successfully petitioned for foreign spouses despite a law already in place that should prevent these marriages.
Tahirih Comments on Rule Expanding Definition of “Public Charge”
The Tahirih Justice Center filed comments in opposition of the new proposed rule by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, which will expand the definition of “public charge”. Tahirih is deeply concerned about the impact of the rule on families, and the possibility that it will discourage survivors from accessing critical, life-saving services.
Tahirih Comments on Asylum Ban
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the new rule, Aliens Subject to a Bar on Entry under Certain Presidential Proclamations; Procedures for Protection Claims, which bars refugees who enter the U.S. between Ports of Entry from claiming asylum. Tahirih urges the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review and the Department of Homeland Security to abandon the rule in favor if policies and practices that will ensure asylum seekers have a fair opportunity to seek safety in the U.S.