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Posts tagged Tahirih Updates
  • The Administration Must Welcome Asylum Seekers with Dignity 

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    July 26th, 2021

    Last week during a CNN town hall, the president advised that asylum seekers, specifically from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador (collectively known as the Northern Triangle) should “not come” to the United States to seek asylum. He told these individuals to instead seek […]

  • Forced Marriage Affects All of Us

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    June 30th, 2021

    As advocates working to end forced marriage in the United States, we are very familiar with the many misconceptions about the issue. Even among other anti-violence advocates, forced marriage remains under-recognized and poorly understood.

  • Tahirih Celebrates Vacated Matter of A-B- Decision

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    June 16th, 2021

    Today, the Department of Justice vacated Matter of A-B-, a decision that cruelly denied access to asylum for thousands of survivors of domestic violence and dramatically limited their access to […]

  • Tahirih Statement on Work Permits for U-Visa Petitioners

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    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

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    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’ […]

  • The murder of George Floyd: One Year Later

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    June 4th, 2021

    A reflection from Tahirih’s African Diaspora Caucus    May 25, 2021 marked one year since George Floyd, a Black man, was viciously murdered on camera by a White, former Minneapolis […]

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

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    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.