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Publications

Browse our publications to learn more about how we protect courageous immigrant women and girls through service in communities, courts, and Congress.

  • Tahirih Form 990: Fiscal Year 2016

    As a federally tax-exempt organization, we annually submit a 990 form to the IRS. It provides information on our organization’s mission, programs, and finances.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Supreme Court Travel Ban Case

    • Publication Date: September 18, 2017
    • Publication Categories: Amicus Briefs

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing against the Executive Order banning refugees and citizens of six majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. This brief highlights the Order’s devastating impact on immigrant women and girls seeking safety. The law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP led the drafting.

  • Falling Through the Cracks: How Laws Allow Child Marriage to Happen in Today’s America

    This Tahirih Justice Center report is the first comprehensive analysis of provisions in all 50 states and Washington, DC that leave children more vulnerable to forced marriage and the harms of early marriage. The report provides state lawmakers and advocates in the United States with the information they need to pass laws that more effectively protect children from the harms of child marriage.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Human Trafficking Case

    • Publication Date: August 11, 2017
    • Publication Categories: Amicus Briefs

    The Tahirih Justice Center, along with Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, ASISTA Immigration Assistance, Freedom Network USA, and Sanctuary for Families, filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

    This brief supports a group of civil immigrant detainees in their case against GEO Group Inc., a for-profit detention facility, that forced the plaintiffs to work without pay.  The brief focuses on the protection the plaintiffs are entitled to under Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

  • Tahirih Letter to DHS’ Office of the Inspector General

    • Publication Date: August 04, 2017
    • Publication Categories: Letters

    Tahirih sent this letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Inspector General, requesting that the Office of the Inspector General investigate the recent disclosure of confidential information on immigrant survivors of crime through DHS’ publicly-searchable VINE online database.

  • 2016 Audited Financial Statements

    • Publication Date: July 31, 2017
    • Author: Raffa P.C.
    • Publisher: Tahirih Justice Center
    • Publication Categories: Financial Audits

    Read our 2016 audited financial statement.

  • Tahirih Statement Opposing H.R. 391, “The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017”

    Tahirih submitted this statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee as it considers  H.R. 391, “The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017.” Tahirih urged the Committee to reject this bill, which would restrict access to asylum and related relief and elevate the risk of further atrocities, including death, for Tahirih clients.