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.
Hawaii District Court Amicus Brief Opposing March 6 Executive Order
The Tahirih Justice Center, along with HIAS, Human Rights First, and KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), filed an amicus brief in the Hawaii case challenging the revised Executive Order signed by President Trump on March 6, 2017. The law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP led the drafting.
Letter Urging the Department of Homeland Security to Protect Survivors of Violence
On International Women’s Day, Tahirih and over 560 national, state, and local organizations submitted a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to express concern that the Administration’s executive orders on immigration and the subsequent DHS implementation memos undermine public safety by reducing the likelihood that immigrant victims and witnesses will report crimes; contravening existing protections afforded by law to immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking; empowering traffickers and abusers; and creating unprecedented fear for immigrant families and communities.