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  • Massachusetts Becomes the 7th State to End Child Marriage

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    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.

  • Governor Abbott’s Executive Order is Unlawful

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    July 8th, 2022

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order that unlawfully seeks to arrest people seeking asylum, and other people without status in the United States, and return them to the border at a port of entry. The order is flatly illegal. It seeks to enforce purported violations of federal immigration law, something the Supreme Court has expressly held states cannot do. The order itself also violates federal immigration law, which makes clear that people have a legal right to seek asylum in the United States even if they enter the country without authorization. And if it is implemented, the order will force survivors of gender-based violence, and other vulnerable people pursuing that right to seek protection, out of their communities and into danger.

  • SCOTUS Rules on Biden v. Texas

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    June 30th, 2022

    Today, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court agreed that the Biden administration can terminate the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. Under this cruel policy, which Tahirih is challenging in a separate lawsuit, the United States has placed tens of thousands of vulnerable people fleeing violence, including many survivors of gender-based violence, into dangerous situations in northern Mexico. ‘Remain in Mexico’ is part of xenophobic policies that have all but eliminated the human right to seek asylum.

  • Statement from Archi Pyati, Tahirih Justice Center CEO on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Ruling

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    June 24th, 2022

    Today, in a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturns the Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, paving the way for abortion to be criminalized in 22 states and severely limiting access to it in many more. 

  • SCOTUS Limits Relief for Detained Immigrants

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    June 14th, 2022

    These disappointing decisions continue a troubling pattern of foreclosing important protections for immigrant survivors.

  • Tahirih Justice Center: Celebrating a Baha’i-inspired NGO

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    May 5th, 2022

    In this article for Bahaiteachings.org, Tahirih’s volunteer legal counsel Paul Glist—in consultation with Managing Attorney Anusce Sanai and Donor Relations Associate, Ron Lapitan—wrote about how their Baha’i faith is honored at the Tahirih Justice Center and what it means to work for a Baha’i-inspired nonprofit. 

  • Tahirih Justice Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Journey to Justice: Progress and Perseverance Gala

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    May 2nd, 2022

    The Tahirih Justice Center, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, is pleased to celebrate its 25th anniversary at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, Virginia on May 13th, 2022, at 7 p.m. It has been 25 years since Tahirih opened its doors and has served more than 31,000 immigrant survivors of gender-based violence ever since. This event, Journey to Justice: Progress and Perseverance, will be a celebration of the 25 years of service and impact that Tahirih’s staff, supporters, and partners, have had on immigrant survivors of gender-based violence seeking safety in the United States.