2016 Impact Report
With your help, in 2016, we:
- Provided free legal services to 1,314 immigrant women and girls and 1,202 of their family members
- Connected 715 clients and family members with vital social services including emergency shelter, food and clothing, and healthcare
- Marshaled an army of 1,976 attorneys in our Pro Bono Network to leverage donated resources and maximize our capacity, turning every $1 donated to Tahirih into $4 of impact
Read our full Impact Report for a snapshot of what we accomplished together!
Tahirih Letter to the Connecticut Senate Regarding HB 5442
Tahirih submitted this letter to the Connecticut State Senate on HB 5442, a bill that, as amended, would limit but not end child marriage in Connecticut. While the bill addresses some of the most alarming aspects of the status quo, it stops short of the protection it intends.
Tahirih Statement of Principles: Promoting Public Safety by Ensuring Access to Police Protection for Immigrant Women and Girls
This statement of principles from the Tahirih Justice Center highlights the critical importance of community trust in local police and addresses misperceptions about so-called “sanctuary” policies.
Tahirih Recommendations for Protecting Survivors of Violence
The Tahirih Justice Center delivered this report to the White House on April 4, 2017, which provides administration officials with a summary of Tahirih’s recommendations on immediate actions to take to protect immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.
Amicus Brief Filed in Pars Equality Center Case Against Travel Ban Executive Order
The Tahirih Justice Center, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and Human Rights First filed this amicus brief to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of the Pars Equality Center’s case against the March 6 travel ban Executive Order. The brief explains the harms that would be caused by the implementation of this Executive Order and highlights its impact on the Iranian-American community and Iranian nationals. The law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP led the drafting.
Backgrounder on HB 799 / SB 861 to Raise Maryland’s Minimum Marriage Age
This backgrounder provides statistics on Maryland’s child marriage problem and discusses HB 799/SB 861, a commonsense, bipartisan bill to ensure full and free consent to marriage will promote the health and well-being of Maryland’s children.
Amicus Brief Filed in Lawsuit to Stop Part of January 25 Executive Order
The Tahirih Justice Center filed this amicus brief in a lawsuit brought by Santa Clara County and San Francisco City and County to seek a nationwide, preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of Section 9(a) of the January 25, 2017 Executive Order, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.