Publications ArchivePublication Category: Statements
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 Temporary Stay Ruling in Remain in Mexico Lawsuit
The Tahirih Justice Center is disappointed by the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to keep the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy in effect while it reviews the District Court’s preliminary injunction. Despite this temporary setback, Tahirih is hopeful that the Court of Appeals’ ultimate decision will find that the policy is against the rule of law.
Tahirih Statement on Presidential Proclamation on Asylum
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned about the likelihood of new regulations pursuant to the presidential proclamation of April 29, which includes new fees for asylum applications and work permits. Tahirih will file comments opposing proposed regulations and will continue to expose policies that harm asylum seekers.
Tahirih Statement on Preliminary Injunction on Remain in Mexico Policy
The Tahirih Justice Center, plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the Remain in Mexico policy, is relieved that a judge has issued a preliminary injunction in the case, forcing the policy to grind to a halt. Judge Seeborg ruled that Remain in Mexico must end nationwide, preserving the rights of asylum seekers and the agencies that are here to assist them.
Tahirih Statement on House of Representatives Passing the Violence Against Women Act
The Tahirih Justice Center celebrates the bi-partisan passage of H.R. 1585, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The bill includes modest improvements to the law, which has served since its original passing in 1994 as a foundation for our nation’s response to sexual assault, domestic abuse, and other forms of gender-based violence.
Tahirih Statement on New Legislation to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act
The Tahirih Justice Center applauds Representative Bass (D-CA) and Representative Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for introducing a bipartisan bill in the House to reauthorize the critical Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Tahirih Statement on Abuse of Children in Detention
The Tahirih Justice Center’s Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, issued a statement in response to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services revealing that thousands of migrant children had been sexually abused while in U.S. custody over the last four years.