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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.

  • Letter Urging Gov. McAuliffe to Protect Immigrant Survivors of Violence

    • Publication Date: February 13, 2017
    • Publication Categories: Letters

    The Tahirih Justice Center urges Gov. Terry McAuliffe not to accept responsibility on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia for enforcing the federal government’s immigration laws.

  • Spanish Translation: Summary of January 25 and 27 Executive Actions

    This is the Spanish translation of Tahirih’s memo on the provisions of the three executive orders relating to immigration signed by President Trump that are anticipated to have the most significant, negative impact on survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Ninth Circuit Court Amicus Brief Opposing January 27 Executive Order

    • Publication Date: February 06, 2017
    • Publication Categories: Amicus Briefs

    The Tahirih Justice Center, along with the American Immigration Council, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Human Rights First, and KIND, filed this amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the state of Washington’s case against the executive order that bans refugees and citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. The law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP led the drafting.

  • Summary of January 25 and January 27, 2017 Executive Actions

    • Publication Date: February 02, 2017
    • Author: Tahirih Justice Center
    • Publication Categories: General Resources

    This memo explains the provisions of the three executive orders relating to immigration signed by President Trump that are anticipated to have the most significant, negative impact on the ability of survivors of gender-based violence to access the protections they need and merit under existing U.S. law.

  • Spanish Translation of Executive Orders on Immigration Signed January 25 and 27, 2017

    The Tahirih Justice Center has translated into Spanish the three executive orders relating to immigration signed by President Trump on January 25 and 27, 2017. These executive orders are “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” and “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”

  • Analysis and Statement of Opposition to H.R. 391 Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017

    H.R. 391, introduced on January 10, 2017, would further restrict access to critical, life-saving legal remedies for immigrant women and girl survivors of violence such as sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence.  This paper analyzes the bill’s provisions and outlines Tahirih’s opposition to the bill.

  • National Consultation: Should Forced Marriage be a Crime in the United States?

    This report on the June 2016 national consultation on the question of forced marriage criminalization illustrates the complexity of forced marriage cases and details advocates’ diverse perspectives on the potential risks and benefits of making forced marriage a criminal offense in the United States. The meeting was organized by the Forced Marriage Initiative at the Tahirih Justice Center and brought together 30 participants from across the United States.