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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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.