Transgender Asylum Seekers: The Impact of Gender-Based Violence and Deterrence Policies at the BorderDecember 5th, 2023
Transgender people experience violence worldwide at alarmingly high rates – research shows that trans people are over four times more likely than cisgender people to be victims of violent crime, […]
November 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.
November 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 […]
November 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.
November 1st, 2023
At Tahirih, our highest priority is to provide survivor-centered and trauma-informed care to every person who calls us looking for help. From our very first contact with a service seeker, […]
October 24th, 2023
This week is the National Celebration of Pro Bono! Today, we’re proud to share the experience of our long-time pro bono and Board member Rwanda Campbell, who is the Pro Bono Manager at Arnold and Porter. She has been taking on Tahirih cases since 2013 and we recognized her at our Journey to Justice Awards Reception in June as one of our pro bono partners who have taken on the greatest number of cases.
October 20th, 2023
The Tahirih Houston office is excited to launch their Houston Young Professionals Network this month. They kicked off the group with an open house at Tahirih’s office with a committed group of founding members (pictured above). We interviewed Al Baraa Abu Hawili, the Chair of the Tahirih Houston Young Professionals Network (YPN).