NewsOctober 11th, 2022
Everyone deserves to live a life free from violence. That’s why at Tahirih, we believe that people seeking safety in the U.S. should be met with an asylum system that understands the trauma they have endured, instead of exposing them to more harm.
Unfortunately, that is not the case for survivors of gender-based violence who arrive at the southern border seeking protection here in the United States.
A new report by the Tahirih Justice Center and Oxfam America reveals how common it is for people seeking asylum to experience gender-based violence in Mexico while waiting to access the asylum process in the U.S.
NewsAugust 4th, 2022
Los Angeles Times immigration reporter, Andrea Castillo, spoke with Daniella Prieshoff, supervising attorney at the Tahirih Justice Center, about how visa backlogs are impacting her clients that have been waiting for an answer for several years.
PeopleApril 28th, 2022
Yanitza joined Tahirih in 2022. As a Staff Attorney, Yanitza is responsible for representing individuals fleeing gender-based violence before the Immigration Court, USCIS and other agencies. Prior to joining Tahirih, […]
NewsApril 1st, 2022
Tahirih’s policy work is rooted in our core values and in our specific theory of change. Inspired by the Bahá’í faith and grounded in our belief in the oneness of humanity, we reach for a society that embraces our diversity and guarantees everyone’s human rights. Our mission is to advance policies and laws that enable immigrant survivors of gender-based violence to pursue legal immigration status, live in safety, and forge their own paths. Everything we do is in service of that goal.
The immigration system is shattered. Survivors are denied access to safety because of policies and practices that could be fixed. The Tahirih Justice Center is prioritizing the following policy goals to immediately improve protections for immigrant survivors while simultaneously seeking long-term, systemic change.
NewsFebruary 18th, 2022
The Washington Post’s columnist Petula Dvorak interviewed Tahirih’s Public Policy Director, Casey Swegman Carter, on the importance of passing a legislation that would end child marriage in Maryland. This is the seventh year a bill has been introduced that seeks to ban child marriage in the state.
NewsFebruary 3rd, 2022
Tahirih’s Senior Public Policy Associate, Alex Goyette, wrote an opinion piece for the Baltimore Sun. The commentary elevates the importance of passing legislation to end child marriage in Maryland.
NewsJanuary 28th, 2022
This year, we are celebrating a monumental milestone at our organization – it has been 25 years since our doors opened, and we have served more than 30,000 immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.