Immigrants to receive $1,000 monthly for six monthsMarch 10th, 2023
NewsBreak contributor Aneka Duncan did a feature on Project Empower, a collaboration project between Tahirih and My New Red Shoes. This program offered unconditional, regular cash transfers of $1000 per […]
In Honor of International Women’s DayMarch 8th, 2023
This International Women’s Day, I’m inspired by the girls and women around the world who are fighting for their human rights.
Tahirih Condemns Possible Reinstatement of Family DetentionMarch 7th, 2023
The recent reported news by the New York Times alerting that the Administration is considering reinstating family detention is shameful and a complete travesty of President Biden’s promises.
Wyoming Takes Steps to Limit Child MarriageFebruary 28th, 2023
After several years of efforts, Wyoming has taken action to protect children by limiting child marriage in the state. House Bill 7 does not ban child marriage but is an important first step toward ending child marriage in the state. Until this year, Wyoming had no minimum age under which minors could not be married and allowed older minors to marry with nothing more than parental permission.
Tahirih Explains: “Asylum Ban” Rule – It is Both a Transit Ban and an Entry BanFebruary 24th, 2023
BACKGROUND On February 23, the Department of Homeland Security formally issued a proposed rule that would make most people seeking safety at the southern U.S. land border ineligible for asylum. […]
Uplifting the Journey of Black ImmigrantsFebruary 24th, 2023
The journey to U.S. soil and the experience of Black immigrants in the U.S. today is intrinsically connected to our nation’s history of White supremacy, colonialism, and slavery. The North […]
Biden’s Asylum Ban Will Continue to Place Survivors in Harm’s WayFebruary 21st, 2023
Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed rule that would drastically limit eligibility for asylum for many people seeking safety at our Southern border. Under these new regulations, a person seeking asylum at a U.S. port of entry on the Southern border who does not have an appointment or traveled through another country without applying for protection there first will be considered ineligible for asylum here – with few exceptions. This asylum ban cuts off a critical path to safety for survivors and sends them back to dangerous conditions where they often face further violence and trauma.