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  • ‘A Defining Story of Our Time’: The Film-Maker Giving a Face to Family Separation


    October 10th, 2019

    The Guardian featured an HBO documentary released in October called, Torn Apart: Separated at the Border, recounting the stories of two mothers being separated during the family separation crisis at the southern border in 2018.

  • Watch Guide for Torn Apart: Separated at the Border


    October 9th, 2019

    Tahirih is excited to announce the release of Torn Apart: Separated at the Border, a new HBO documentary featuring Tahirih Atlanta client, Vilma Carrillo, and her daughter Yeisvi. Starting on […]

  • Tahirih Client Featured in HBO Documentary on Family Separation


    October 1st, 2019

    HBO’s new documentary tells the story of Tahirih client Vilma and her daughter Yeisvi after they were forcibly separated for 246 days.

  • Trump’s Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights


    September 27th, 2019

    The Nation featured Aicha Abdoulaye Mahamane, Tahirih Client Ambassador, in an article on how new policy changes have significantly impacted survivors of gender-based violence. Aicha and Tahirih SF Bay Area Executive Director, Morgan Weibel, discuss how survivors and their attorneys are navigating rapid shifts in asylum law and the immigration system.

  • At the Border and Beyond: Women Lawyers Defend Unprecedented Attacks on Asylum Law


    September 19th, 2019

    The American Bar Association reported on the impact of administration’s evolving policies at the southern border, as well as the impact on immigration attorneys working with asylum seekers.

  • Appeals court puts limit on order blocking asylum ban


    September 11th, 2019

    In a series of rulings on the third country asylum ban, The Hill reported on the Ninth Circuit’s decision to lift a preliminary injunction on the ban, just two days after that ruling was made. This decision allows the administration’s asylum ban to continue along the border in New Mexico and Texas. Julie Carpenter, Tahirih Senior Litigation Counsel, commented.

  • Beyond the Breakthrough: Fighting Forced Marriage In the Struggle to End Violence


    September 10th, 2019

    Ahead of the 2019 National Sexual Assault Conference, Ms. Magazine published a series of blogs from conference presenters on the collective movement to end sexual violence. Tahirih Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager, Casey Swegman, and Tahirih Policy Communications Associate, Rachel Pak, authored a piece on the intersections of forced marriage and sexual assault.