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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.

  • White Paper: Promoting Public Safety by Ensuring Access to Police Protection for Immigrant Women and Girls

    • Publication Date: November 17, 2017
    • Author: Tahirih Justice Center
    • Publication Categories: General Resources

    This Tahirih Justice Center report explains that state and federal efforts to punish so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions lead to various unintended, dangerous consequences to the detriment of survivors of violence and society as a whole. Tahirih urges lawmakers, policymakers, and the public to diligently educate themselves about these consequences when determining whether to support such efforts.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case on Texas’ SB4 Law

    • Publication Date: October 20, 2017
    • Publication Categories: Amicus Briefs

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case challenging Texas Senate Bill No. 4 (SB4).

    This brief highlights the direct and severe impact that SB4 is already having and will continue to have on immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. The law firm of WilmerHale led the drafting.

  • Statement in Opposition to the Administration’s October 2017 Immigration Blueprint

    • Publication Date: October 10, 2017
    • Author: National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
    • Publication Categories: General Resources

    As a member of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, the Tahirih Justice Center joined colleague organizations in opposing the Trump Administration’s immigration priorities for Congress, as announced on October 8, 2017. Congress should reject the White House’s proposals that would roll back decades of work to establish protections for survivors of violence.

  • 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.

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

    This is the Executive Summary of Tahirih’s report, Falling Through the Cracks: How Laws Allow Child Marriage in Today’s America. It showcases the key findings of this groundbreaking report.