Pro Bono Library Items Archive
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.
2018 Impact Report
With your help, in 2018 we:
- Provided free legal services to 3,492 immigrant women and girls and their family members
- Connected 633 clients and their family members with vital social services, including emergency shelter, food and clothing, and healthcare
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Tahirih Comments on Tip Form
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments in opposition to the proposed new Form G-1530. The new proposed “tip” form will allow individuals to report claims of immigration benefit fraud anonymously, which will embolden violence abusers and make it easier for them to carry out their threats.
Amicus Brief Filed in Fifth Circuit on Coercive Control
The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of a Honduran survivor of domestic violence. The brief sets out the extensive research showing that the coercive control exercised by abusive partners does not end simply because a survivor escapes from the abuser’s home.
Order Granting Preliminary Injunction Against Migration Protection Protocols
District Court Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California ordered a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit challenging the Migration Protection Protocols, bringing the policy forcing asylum seekers to return to Mexico to a halt.
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.