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  • Tahirih Justice Center and The UPS Foundation Partnership: Making a Difference for Human Trafficking Survivors

    March 15th, 2024

    We are proud to announce that the Tahirih Justice Center has partnered with The UPS Foundation to address the challenges immigrant survivors of human trafficking face across the U.S. Together, […]

  • Governor Inslee Signs Bill to End Child Marriage in Washington, Setting Historic Precedent on the West Coast

    March 8th, 2024

    Today, Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill that ends child marriage in the state of Washington by raising the legal age for marriage to 18 without exceptions. This significant step marks a historical moment for Washington as it becomes the first state on the West Coast and the 11th  state in the country to end child marriage.  

  • Tahirih Statement on Proposals to Gut Asylum Protections

    February 5th, 2024

    Last night, a small group of negotiators who have been meeting behind closed doors put forward legislative text that would have devastating impacts on the ability of immigrant survivors of gender-based violence to get and stay safe. This so-called deal shows blatant disregard for the promise of a welcoming nation for all.

  • Fall 2023 Legislative Explainer: Texas Legislature Passes Harmful Anti-Immigrant Legislation

    December 19th, 2023

    In recent years, the Texas Legislature has focused increasingly on immigration enforcement at the border and across the state. Texas’s Operation Lone Star (OLS) launched in 2021 and has deployed thousands of law enforcement personnel to the border, making use of state laws, such as trespassing and smuggling, to engage in immigration enforcement. OLS has radically shifted the way that state and local laws are applied to immigrants and border communities, has resulted in racial profiling, and has led to the deaths of dozens of people through high-speed chases and dangerous border barrier infrastructure. During the 3rd and 4th Special Sessions of the 2023 Legislative Session, the Legislature responded to the Governor’s call to expand Operation Lone Star and passed 3 anti-immigrant bills that will have a disproportionate impact on BIPOC immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Statement on Federal Court Decision on EBSC v. Biden

    July 25th, 2023

    A federal court today blocked the administration’s asylum ban after several immigration advocacy organizations, including the Tahirih Justice Center, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern […]

  • Understanding Intersectionality: Overlapping Identities and Obstacles

    July 14th, 2023

    Tahirih’s interdisciplinary approach to direct services, policy advocacy, and training and education is underscored by the intersection of our clients’ diverse lived experiences. Every individual we serve has multiple overlapping […]

  • Governor Whitmer Signs Bills to End Child Marriage in Michigan

    July 12th, 2023

    On September 27, 2023, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed all relevant legislation into law ending child marriage in Michigan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed part of a legislative package that will end child […]