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Posts tagged Asylum
  • Federal Judges Temporarily Block Public Charge Rule, but Public Health Worries Persist

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    October 16th, 2019

    The Texas Observer reported on the consequences of the “public charge” rule, which would make it harder for certain immigrants to receive a green card if they have used a range of public benefits, like Medicaid, SNAP, and housing programs.

  • What Survivors of Gender-Based Violence are Facing at the Border

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    October 15th, 2019

    Casey Swegman, Tahirih Forced Marriage Project Manager, authored a piece on the challenges survivors of gender-based violence encounter when they seek asylum.

  • Humans, Just Like You and Me

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    October 11th, 2019

    Chelsea Naylor, a Department of Justice Accredited Representative in the Tahirih Greater DC office, wrote an account of her experience traveling to Mexico to work with a partner organization to assist migrants who are seeking to enter the United States in November 2018.

  • ‘A Defining Story of Our Time’: The Film-Maker Giving a Face to Family Separation

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    October 10th, 2019

    The Guardian featured an HBO documentary released in October called, Torn Apart: Separated at the Border, recounting the stories of two mothers being separated during the family separation crisis at the southern border in 2018.

  • Firsthand Response to Migrant Caravan

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    September 27th, 2019

    In response to the caravan of migrants traveling from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year, my close Tahirih colleague, Guadalupe, and I visited a migrant camp. The […]

  • Trump’s Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights

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    September 27th, 2019

    The Nation featured Aicha Abdoulaye Mahamane, Tahirih Client Ambassador, in an article on how new policy changes have significantly impacted survivors of gender-based violence. Aicha and Tahirih SF Bay Area Executive Director, Morgan Weibel, discuss how survivors and their attorneys are navigating rapid shifts in asylum law and the immigration system.

  • Appeals court puts limit on order blocking asylum ban

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    September 11th, 2019

    In a series of rulings on the third country asylum ban, The Hill reported on the Ninth Circuit’s decision to lift a preliminary injunction on the ban, just two days after that ruling was made. This decision allows the administration’s asylum ban to continue along the border in New Mexico and Texas. Julie Carpenter, Tahirih Senior Litigation Counsel, commented.