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  • Immigrants to receive $1,000 monthly for six months

    March 10th, 2023

    NewsBreak contributor Aneka Duncan did a feature on Project Empower, a collaboration project between Tahirih and My New Red Shoes. This program offered unconditional, regular cash transfers of $1000 per […]

  • Tahirih Celebrates Historic Female-Led Board

    March 9th, 2023

    The Tahirih Justice Center is proud to announce a new leadership team that will head the organization’s Board of Directors. Tara Hogan Charles and Shabnam Mogharabi were elected new Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively. Their appointments mark a historic moment for Tahirih since it is the first time two women will lead the 20-person Board.  

  • Tahirih Condemns Possible Reinstatement of Family Detention

    March 7th, 2023

    The recent reported news by the New York Times alerting that the Administration is considering reinstating family detention is shameful and a complete travesty of President Biden’s promises.

  • Wyoming Takes Steps to Limit Child Marriage

    February 28th, 2023

    After several years of efforts, Wyoming has taken action to protect children by limiting child marriage in the state. House Bill 7 does not ban child marriage but is an important first step toward ending child marriage in the state. Until this year, Wyoming had no minimum age under which minors could not be married and allowed older minors to marry with nothing more than parental permission.  

  • Tahirih Explains: “Asylum Ban” Rule – It is Both a Transit Ban and an Entry Ban

    February 24th, 2023

    BACKGROUND  On February 23, the Department of Homeland Security formally issued a proposed rule that would make most people seeking safety at the southern U.S. land border ineligible for asylum. […]

  • Biden’s Asylum Ban Will Continue to Place Survivors in Harm’s Way

    February 21st, 2023

    Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed rule that would drastically limit eligibility for asylum for many people seeking safety at our Southern border. Under these new regulations, a person seeking asylum at a U.S. port of entry on the Southern border who does not have an appointment or traveled through another country without applying for protection there first will be considered ineligible for asylum here – with few exceptions. This asylum ban cuts off a critical path to safety for survivors and sends them back to dangerous conditions where they often face further violence and trauma. 

  • Project Empower: A Guaranteed Income Program for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

    February 15th, 2023

    Project Empower is a first-of-its-kind guaranteed income (GI) program designed to support immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. This program offered unconditional, regular cash transfers of $1000 per month to 10 […]