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News tagged family separation
  • New Report: Survivors Seeking Asylum are Exposed to More Violence at the Border

    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.

  • Compassion for Refugees Fleeing Violence Abroad

    March 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: […]

  • Letter to My Father: A Reflection on the Border

    February 19th, 2020

    Tahirih Policy Communications Associate, Rachel Pak, reflects on her time at the border for the Asian American outlet, Angry Asian Man. Coming from an Asian immigrant family, she writes about […]

  • Trump administration puts pressure on completing deportation cases of migrant children

    February 14th, 2020

    CNN spoke with Tahirih Chief of Programs, Rená Cutlip-Mason, on the administration’s 60-day deadline to complete immigration cases of unaccompanied children. The 60-day window is a deadline that is rarely […]

  • Penn Badgley Talks You, Gender Equality, and Violence Against Women

    January 31st, 2020

    In Teen Vogue’s interview with Tahirih Ambassador, Penn Badgley, he discusses his work on gender-based violence and advocacy for women and girls seeking asylum. Badgely also spoke about his recent […]

  • ‘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.

  • The Excruciating Heartbreak of Family Separation

    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. […]