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Tahirih in the News

They Took the Children for a Bath and Never Brought Them Back
Anne Chandler shares heartbreaking stories from the border on Foreign Policy’s The Editor’s Roundtable podcast. Listen here.

A Manufactured Crisis at Our Border
Chief of Policy Archi Pyati writes for Shondaland about the need to protect, not jail, women and children seeking asylum. Read more.

Border Patrol Stops Handing over Most Immigrant Parents for Prosecution, but Won’t Say When Families Will Be Reunified
The LA Times speaks with Anne Chandler about her experience with families separated at the border. Read more.

Kids in Exchange for Deportation: Detained Migrants Say They Were Told They Could Get Kids Back on Way out of U.S.
The Texas Tribune speaks with Anne Chandler and migrant parents who say they have been offered reunification with their children in return for signing deportation papers. Read more.

She Got Asylum after Her Partner Shot Her. Now The U.S. Would Turn Her Away.
Huffington Post profiles Aracely, a former Tahirih client who received asylum after surviving severe domestic violence, as well as Tahirih’s Kristen Strain and Archi Pyati. Read more.

‘They Cannot Find The Children at All’: Migrant Parents Face Chaos and Red Tape Trying to Reunite with Their Kids
Business Insider speaks with Tahirih’s Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, about parents’ efforts to reunite with children separated at the border. Read more.

What the Executive Order Doesn’t Fix
Anne Chandler speaks with Vox’s daily podcast, Today, Explained, about family separation and the recent executive order regarding the practice. Listen here.

Many of The Children Who Were Separated from Their Parents are Too Young or Distraught to Apply for Asylum Alone – and Lawyers Have No Idea How to Help Them
Business Insider speaks with Tahirih’s Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, about the difficulties faced by children seeking asylum protections after being separated from their families. Read more.

Concerns Still Remain for Houston Organizations, Even after Practice of Separating Migrant Families Ends
Anne Chandler speaks with Houston Public Media about a proposed shelter in Houston for children separated at the border. Read more.

#MeToo for Asylum Seekers
Indo American News quotes Anne Chandler, Executive Director of Tahirih’s Houston office, regarding the decision made in Matter of A-B-. Read more.

An Abused Woman Came to the U.S. Seeking Asylum. The Government Took Her 5-Year-Old Son. This Is How She Got Him Back.
The Intercept describes the response of advocacy organizations, including Tahirih, to family separation. Read more.

‘Children Don’t Belong in Jail’: Critics Are Seizing on Trump’s Executive Order to Detain Entire Families Together
Business Insider talks to Anne Chandler, Executive Director of Tahirih’s Houston office, about family detention. Read more.

What’s Next for Children Already Separated from Their Families?
ABC News Radio speaks to experts including Tahirih’s Chief of Policy Archi Pyati about the administration’s pivot from family separation to family detention. Read more.

Legal Infrastructure ‘Unable to Provide Basic Information’ on Location of Children
Anne Chandler, Executive Director of Tahirih’s Houston office, appears on MSNBC Live with Katy Tur to speak about the impact of family separation. Watch here.

These Organizations Are Mobilizing to Help Immigrant Children Separated from Their Families
Tahirih is included in this list of organizations mobilizing to assist children separated from their families at the border. Read more.

Despite Sudden Reversal to Stem Outrage over Caged Children, Fight over ‘Zero Tolerance’ Likely to Continue
Beltway Breakfast quotes Anne Chandler’s statement in their coverage of the “zero tolerance” policy. Read more.

On the Front Lines of the ‘Zero Tolerance’ Border Policy
Anne Chandler, Executive Director of Tahirih’s Houston office, appears on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to speak about the impact of family separation. Watch here.

Houston Expected to House Immigrant Children at New East Downtown Facility
Houston Public Media speaks with Anne Chandler, Executive Director of Tahirih’s Houston Office, about a facility expected to house immigrant children in Houston. Listen here.

What’s Really Happening When Asylum-Seeking Families are Separated?
A transcript of Texas Monthly’s interview with Anne Chandler, Executive Director of Tahirih’s Houston Office. Read more.

Jeff Sessions’ Latest Immigration Ruling is a Violation of International Law
A transcript of Slate’s conversation with Tahirih’s Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati. Read more.

Sessions Moves to Block Asylum for Most Victims of Domestic, Gang Violence
Politico examines AG Session’s decision in Matter of A-B-, citing a Tahirih statement on the issue. Read more.

The Trump Administration Dropped Asylum Protection for Survivors of Domestic Violence
TIME examines AG Sessions’ decision in Matter of A-B-, citing a Tahirih statement on the issue. Read more.

Investigation – Fear Drives Forced Labor Underground Along U.S.-Mexico Border
Tahirih Attorney Libby Hasse speaks with Reuters about her experience for this story on how fear drives human trafficking survivors into hiding in the Rio Grande Valley. Read more.

Separating Children From Their Parents Is a New Low for Our Immigration System
The Nation reports on family separation at the Southern Border, quoting Houston Executive Director Anne Chandler’s report on her experience. Read more.