Pro Bono Library Items Archive
2017 Impact Report
With your help, in 2017 we:
- Provided free legal services to 3,535 immigrant women and girls and their family members
- Connected 821 clients and family members with vital social services including emergency shelter, food and clothing, and healthcare
- Marshaled an army of 2,451 attorneys from 444 top law firms in our Pro Bono Network to leverage donated resources and maximize our capacity
Read our full Impact Report for a snapshot of what we accomplished together!
Statement on the Prosecution of Parents With Children
As a member of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence’s Steering Committee, the Tahirih Justice Center joined colleague organizations in issuing this letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urging the Administration to cease the prosecution of parents seeking safety with their children in the United States.
Tahirih Testimony in Support of Delaware Child Marriage Legislation
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this testimony for a hearing in Delaware’s Senate Elections and Government Affairs Committee on HB 337, a bill to end child marriage in the state.
Amicus Brief Filed in Review of Asylum for Domestic Violence Survivors
The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed this amicus brief to Attorney General Jeff Sessions ahead of his review of whether domestic violence survivors can continue to receive asylum protection in the United States. What he decides could have a far-reaching impact that could cost the lives of women fleeing abuse.
Tahirih Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee for Hearing on Immigration Courts
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this statement to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, for a hearing on “Strengthening and Reforming America’s Immigration Court System.” In the statement, Tahirih urges members of Congress to carefully evaluate strategies to strengthen and reform our immigration courts that also protect due process.
Tahirih Letter to Attorney General Sessions on Asylum for Domestic Violence Survivors
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this letter to the office of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which delivers the results of our petition showing support for survivors of domestic violence seeking asylum protection in the United States.
Amicus Brief Filed in Supreme Court Travel Ban Case
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.