Agreement Between U.S. and Canada Erodes Access to Protection from Vulnerable Asylum Seekers
NewsMarch 29th, 2023
Last week, the U.S. and Canadian governments expanded their 2002 “safe third country” agreement to allow both countries to expel vulnerable people seeking asylum who have crossed the countries’ shared border in between ports of entry. The expansion of the deal was negotiated in secret a year ago and became effective just three days after its announcement on March 25.
New Report: Survivors Seeking Asylum are Exposed to More Violence at the Border
NewsOctober 11th, 2022
Everyone deserves to live a life free from violence. That’s why at Tahirih, we believe that people seeking safety in the U.S. should be met with an asylum system that understands the trauma they have endured, instead of exposing them to more harm.
Unfortunately, that is not the case for survivors of gender-based violence who arrive at the southern border seeking protection here in the United States.
A new report by the Tahirih Justice Center and Oxfam America reveals how common it is for people seeking asylum to experience gender-based violence in Mexico while waiting to access the asylum process in the U.S.
Compassion for Refugees Fleeing Violence Abroad
NewsMarch 19th, 2020
In a letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal, Tahirih Litigation Counsel, Richard Caldarone, reflects on the Supreme Court’s decision on the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. Caldarone writes: […]
Federal court temporarily halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy — then reverses itself
NewsMarch 10th, 2020
USA Today reported on the court’s decision to halt the ban against the administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. In 2019, Tahirih and other immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit challenging the […]
Connecting Hearts Across Borders
NewsOctober 17th, 2019
They say there are experiences that change your life forever. For me, that experience happened just two months ago, in a country not my own.
Humans, Just Like You and Me
NewsOctober 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.
Firsthand Response to Migrant Caravan
NewsSeptember 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 […]