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News tagged Asylum
  • Humans, Just Like You and Me

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.