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Posts tagged Building Bridges
  • Connecting Hearts Across Borders

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    October 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.

  • The Excruciating Heartbreak of Family Separation

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    September 27th, 2019

    Tahirih Houston Immigration Staff Attorney, Lauren Fisher Flores, wrote this firsthand account after visiting the U.S. – Mexico border in December 2018. I have a two-year-old smiley, clever, wiggly daughter. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Watchdog finds HHS shelters unequipped for mental health of migrant children

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    September 4th, 2019

    A recent report found that shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services were poorly equipped to care for the mental health of migrant children.

  • 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.

  • Trump Faces Long-Shot Bid to Jail Migrant Families Indefinitely

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    August 22nd, 2019

    Bloomberg quoted Tahirih Senior Immigration Policy Counsel, Irena Sullivan, in an article about the administration’s plan to change a rule regarding how long migrant families may be detained for.