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  • Tahirih Statement on DHS New Priorities Enforcement

    October 1st, 2021

    The Department of Homeland Security issued broad new directives to immigration officers that will go into effect on November 29, 2021. Although these new enforcement and deportation guidelines clarify that not everyone who is an undocumented immigrant should, or can, be removed from the United States, the memo gives worryingly broad discretion to individual ICE and CBP agents to carry out the enforcement priorities and risks the removal of survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Tahirih Statement on Treatment of Haitians at the Border

    September 23rd, 2021

    The Tahirih Justice Center strongly condemns the administration’s racist and brutal mistreatment of Haitian refugees at the U.S. southern border.

  • Tahirih Statement on Work Permits for U-Visa Petitioners

    June 14th, 2021

    USCIS announced the implementation of a policy that allows U-visa petitioners within the U.S. who submit complete applications and pass a background check to receive a work permit and protection from deportation almost immediately, rather than waiting years in a backlogged system.

  • Tahirih Files Lawsuit to Demand Information on USCIS’s Last-in, First-out System

    June 10th, 2021

    Yesterday, the Tahirih Justice Center filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in federal court to compel the government to release records about United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ […]

  • Tahirih Statement on the End of the “Remain in Mexico” Policy

    June 1st, 2021

    The Department of Homeland Security officially terminated the “Remain in Mexico” policy, also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, which was implemented over two years ago and forced more than 70,000 individuals to wait in Mexico as their asylum cases are processed.

  • Tahirih Statement on End of Nationwide Moratorium on Evictions

    May 5th, 2021

    The Tahirih Justice Center is disappointed in today’s decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to end the nationwide moratorium on evictions, in addition to the […]

  • Tahirih Opposes Dangerously Amended NC Senate Bill on Child Marriage

    April 28th, 2021

    The Tahirih Justice Center opposes amendments to Senate Bill 35 (S35), a bill that was originally intended to increase North Carolina’s age floor to marry and protect girls and young women from the harms of child marriage.