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Posts tagged Asylum
  • 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.

  • At the Border and Beyond: Women Lawyers Defend Unprecedented Attacks on Asylum Law

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    September 19th, 2019

    The American Bar Association reported on the impact of administration’s evolving policies at the southern border, as well as the impact on immigration attorneys working with asylum seekers.

  • 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.

  • Trump’s ‘public charge’ policy shows lack of empathy on green card holders

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    August 27th, 2019

    USA Today published a Letter to the Editor from advocate and former Tahirih client Aicha Abdoulaye Mahaman, criticizing the administration’s inhumane “public charge” policy.

  • Detaining Migrants Indefinitely

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    August 22nd, 2019

    In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Tahirih Senior Immigration Policy Counsel, Irena Sullivan, responded to the administration’s move to detain migrant families indefinitely while they wait for their asylum cases to move forward.

  • Rulings warrant block on Trump asylum policy, groups say

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    August 22nd, 2019

    Law360 reported on several immigrant advocacy groups’ efforts to block the administration’s recent policy that would bar most migrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, with limited exceptions.

  • Trump administration moves to extend detention times for immigrant families

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    August 21st, 2019

    Tahirih Bay Area Executive Director Morgan Weibel commented on the administration’s move to extend detention times for immigrant families, as well as its overall policy of deterrence.