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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.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Supreme Court Travel Ban Case

    • Publication Date: March 30, 2018
    • 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 eight 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.

  • Tahirih Backgrounder on Asylum for Survivors of Violence

    On March 7, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will reconsider whether survivors of domestic violence are eligible for asylum protection in the United States. This fact sheet from the Tahirih Justice Center explains this threat to asylum and what it would mean for survivors of violence.

  • Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Detention

    The Tahirih Justice Center, the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, ASISTA, and Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network issued this joint statement about the Supreme Court’s decision affecting asylum seekers, legal permanent residents, and other individuals detained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The court’s decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez, overturning prior rulings by the lower courts, interpreted current statutes to permit individuals to be detained indefinitely without bond hearings while their cases are pending.

  • Tahirih’s Open Letter to NBC4 Washington

    • Publication Date: February 16, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Letters

    The Tahirih Justice Center’s Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, submitted this letter to NBC4 Washington on February 16, 2018 in response to an NBC4 story that calls into question life-saving protections for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Matter of Castro-Tum Case

    • Publication Date: February 16, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Amicus Briefs

    The Tahirih Justice Center, along with the American Immigration Lawyers Assocation (AILA), the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, ASISTA Immigration Assistance, and the Asian-Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, filed this amicus brief in response to the Matter of Castro-Tum case, in which the Attorney General certified to himself the question of whether Immigration Judges should be granting administrative closures.

  • Tahirih Statement for February 15 House Judiciary Committee Hearing

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Commitee for a February 15 hearing on “The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.” In the statement, Tahirih provides critical insights on the importance of community trust for public safety.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Case

    • Publication Date: February 12, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Amicus Briefs

    The Tahirih Justice Center, in conjunction with several direct service providers and policy advocacy organizations serving immigrants in San Francisco County and Santa Clara County, filed an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco v. Sessions on February 12, 2018.