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Posts tagged Fair Immigration Laws
  • The Refugee Protection Act Will Improve the Way U.S. Welcomes Refugees

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    December 23rd, 2022

    The Tahirih Justice Center welcomes the introduction of the Refugee Protection Act (RPA). This bill not only ensures our doors remain open to refugees and asylum seekers but also reasserts long-held legal precedent.  

  • A migration policy based on “deterrence” increases risk of gender-based violence

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    December 16th, 2022

    A recent report from our two organizations reveals shocking levels of gender-based violence at the US/Mexico border, and exposes how the deterrence-based asylum policy of the US is fueling it.

  • “Contar mi historia me ayuda a sanarme”: hispana habla de cómo logró salir del tráfico humano

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    November 14th, 2022

    Tahirih’s client, Brenda Rincon, shared her story with Univision Atlanta reporter, Ana Herrera. Brenda says sharing her survival story helps her heal.

    You can see the full interview in Spanish here.

  • New Guide to Survivor-Centered Legal Writing

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    October 31st, 2022

    Richard Caldarone, Tahirih’s Senior Litigation Counsel, used his expertise in both immigration law and survivor-centered service provision to create a new tool, “Survivor-Centered Legal Writing: A Brief Guide.” This unique […]

  • New Report: Survivors Seeking Asylum are Exposed to More Violence at the Border

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    October 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.

  • U.S. Asylum Deterrence Policies Increase Risk of Gender-Based Violence

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    October 11th, 2022

    A new report by Oxfam America and the Tahirih Justice Center documents how common it is for migrants seeking asylum to experience gender-based violence in Mexico while waiting to access the asylum process in the U.S.

    In Surviving Deterrence: How U.S. Asylum Deterrence Policies Normalize Gender-Based Violence, Oxfam America and Tahirih explain how U.S. asylum deterrence policies, such as border closures and expulsions, exacerbate conditions that cause gender-based violence to proliferate at the southern border. The report further asserts that survivors who do manage to apply for asylum face an inequitable and re-traumatizing process on a systemic level.

  • She was a child bride, now she says her kids are stuck with abusive husband far from Houston.

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    September 22nd, 2022

    The Houston Chronicle reporter, Elizabeth Trovall, spoke with Tahirih’s Chief of Programs about the obstacles Afghan refugees face while seeking asylum in the U.S.