NewsNovember 30th, 2023
As a bipartisan group of Senators negotiate a supplemental funding deal that includes harmful changes to asylum law, Casey Carter Swegman, Director of Public Policy at the Tahirih Justice Center, issued a statement.
NewsNovember 22nd, 2023
The ability to work legally in a safe and fair workplace protected by federal regulations is critical for all immigrants applying for legal status. Access to a work permit (also […]
NewsNovember 6th, 2023
Imagine being forced to marry as a child, having your innocence, dreams, goals, aspirations, and your entire childhood taken from you. Between 2000 and 2018, this was the harsh reality for over 300,000 minors married in the United States, and most of these cases involved girls marrying adult men, some decades older. Since 2016, a nationwide movement has emerged, leading to reforms in 34 states that either limit or end child marriage.
NewsOctober 5th, 2023
The Tahirih Justice Center, with pro bono law firm Orrick LLP, is celebrating success in a lawsuit against the U.S. government for its failure to adjudicate long-overdue asylum applications. A […]
NewsSeptember 13th, 2023
As we commemorate the anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), I can’t help but reflect in a few different ways on these past 29 years. First and foremost, […]
A Trailblazing Champion for Survivors, Rosie Hildago Now Leads the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
NewsAugust 16th, 2023
On Wednesday, August 15th, Rosie Hidalgo made history by being sworn in as the Director of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) at the Department of Justice (DOJ)—the first […]
NewsAugust 7th, 2023
According to recent reports, Texas state troopers have separated at least 26 families at the southern border under Texas’s Operation Lone Star. Texas Governor Abbot continues to exercise inhumane and […]