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  • Miles de inmigrantes están en riesgo tras decisiones de la Corte Suprema

    September 9th, 2022

     Tahirih’s Senior Litigation Counsel, Richard Caldarone, spoke to La Opinion reporter Jesus Garcia, about two recent SCOTUS decisions that could devastatingly impact the clients we serve. 

  • Alaska Takes Steps to Limit Child Marriage

    September 9th, 2022

    After several years of efforts, Alaska has taken action to protect children by limiting child marriage in the state. House Bill 62 does not ban child marriage but is an important first step to ending child marriage in the state. Until this year, Alaska had the lowest minimum marriage age set by law at just 14 and allowed older minors to marry with nothing more than parental permission.  

    The new law, which passed both House and Senate with strong bipartisan majorities, raises the state’s minimum marriage age to 16. It also ensures that all minors will go before a judge before marrying, and mandates that minors may not marry a partner more than three years older. 

  • Afghan Asylum Project: 1 Year Later

    August 31st, 2022

    In August 2021, as a result of the crisis in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghan citizens began arriving in the United States, with urgent needs for legal and social services as […]

  • She’s at Brown. Her Heart’s Still in Kabul.

    August 17th, 2022

    The New York Times Magazines reporter, Maddie Crowell, spoke with Tahirih’s co-director of client advocacy, Adilene Nuñez-Huang, about the hurdles Afghan women who seek a college education face while awaiting asylum claims.

  • More than a million could die waiting for green cards as U.S. immigration buckles amid COVID

    August 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. 

  • Journey to Justice: Progress & Perseverance

    August 3rd, 2022

    Please join us on Saturday, October 29, 2022 for Tahirih Houston’s annual in-person gala!

  • Massachusetts Becomes the 7th State to End Child Marriage

    July 28th, 2022

    The state of Massachusetts will now protect children from being forced or coerced into a legally binding contract that strips away any protection and rights they have as single minors.