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Pro Bono Library Items Archive

  • Talking Points on the Upcoming Asylum Ban

    The Tahirih Justice Center, in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights First, National Immigrant Justice Center, and Women’s Refugee Commission,  offers these talking points focused on the administration’s upcoming executive order restricting the entry of migrants at the southern border.

  • Tahirih Comments on Flores Regulation

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted these comments to the Department of Homeland Security in response to the proposed rule relating to the apprehension, processing, care and custody of alien minors and unaccompanied alien children, which will allow the indefinite detention of immigration children. We advocate instead for policies and practices consistent with the Flores Settlement Agreement’s mandate to minimize detention for children, and maximize their health and safety when detention is deemed necessary.

  • Tahirih Statement on New Family Separation Policies

    • Publication Date: October 17, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Letters

    The Tahirih Justice Center is concerned about reports that the White House is considering several new family detention and separation policies. We urge the President and the Administration to consider the ramifications of such policies, which compromise our nation’s commitment to justice for all.

  • Tahirih Statement on DOJ Analysis of Legal Orientation Program

    • Publication Date: October 16, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Statements

    The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned about a report published on September 5, 2018 by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) that seeks to discredit the Legal Orientation Program (LOP), and here shares contradictory information obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. In April 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions attempted to end the LOP but received vocal opposition from Congress, pausing in anticipation of this EOIR report.


  • Amicus Brief Filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Case Grace v. Sessions

    • Publication Date: September 28, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Amicus Briefs
    • Publication Tags: Asylum

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the case Grace v. Sessions, opposing the new policies announced in Matter of A-B-.

    The brief urges the Court to continue to recognize the long-standing protections for victims of gender-based and domestic violence who meet the requirements for asylum.

  • Tahirih Statement on Violence Against Women Act

    The Tahirih Justice Center is disappointed at the lack of reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by Congress. This puts women who endured horrific brutality in a vulnerable position without the vital support they need from the federal government.



  • Tahirih Statement on Hurricane Florence

    The Tahirih Justice Center is concerned that survivors will be deterred from accessing services they desperately need as a result of emergencies such as Hurricane Florence, in light of the acts of the Department of Homeland Security  last year in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.