Tahirih Tackles Barriers to Immigrant Survivors’ Access to Justice Under Violence Against Women ActAugust 1st, 2009
Discussions are underway about how to strengthen the Violence Against Women Act to better protect survivors of violence, and Tahirih is a vital voice.
Women Fleeing Violence Caught in Crossfire of Increased Immigration EnforcementMarch 26th, 2009
Tahirih’s clients have historically been faced with threats of arrest and deportation from their abusers, but lately these women, who have a right to legal status, are caught in the crossfire of increased activities by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Tahirih Fights for Virginia Legislation to Ensure Police Protection for Immigrant VictimsMarch 19th, 2009
Critical legislation would help counteract the severe “chilling effect” that exists due to immigrant victims’ fear and confusion about what treatment they can expect from police—deterring crime-reporting and help-seeking, hindering law enforcement investigations and prosecutions, and undermining public safety for us all.
New Regulations for U and T Visas IssuedFebruary 17th, 2009
Long-awaited regulations that govern the process by which survivors of certain serious crimes and human trafficking may apply to become lawful permanent residents went into effect Jan. 12, 2009.
Women’s Chances of Winning Asylum Hinge on Sometimes Conflicting DecisionsDecember 11th, 2008
Over the course of four days in September 2008, then-US Attorney General Michael Mukasey opened the door for the Board of Immigration Appeals to fundamentally alter a woman’s ability to claim asylum in the United States based on gender-based persecution.
I-VAWA: A Vital Tool in the Fight Against a Worldwide PandemicDecember 11th, 2008
I-VAWA offers women like Naeema—who survived a vicious acid attack at the hands of her husbandÔhope.
Tahirih Presses for Full Implementation of Law Protecting Foreign BridesDecember 11th, 2008
The Government Accountability Office released a report in August 2008 citing widespread gaps in federal agencies’ implementation and enforcement of IMBRA.