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News tagged National
  • I will never forget what I saw at the border

    May 25th, 2023

    Last week, I was privileged to travel to the border region with a delegation of my colleagues from partner organizations to bear witness to the end of Title 42, a […]

  • Building a Resilient, Trauma-Informed Workplace

    May 23rd, 2023

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While mental health is always a focus of our work with our clients, building a healthy, trauma-informed culture among our staff is also critical. […]

  • Mother’s Day Reflections from Tahirih Supporters

    May 18th, 2023

    Mother’s Day is a time of celebration and reflection for many families. At Tahirih, at least 28% of our clients were mothers in 2022, and many of our staff and […]

  • Maryland Repeals Spousal Defense for Rape

    May 16th, 2023

    On May 15, Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed a bill into law ending marriage as a legal defense against rape and other sex offenses.

  • The Atlanta Appellate Project: Challenging Injustice in the Atlanta Immigration Courts

    May 15th, 2023

    Tahirih’s Atlanta office is excited to announce our relaunched and reinvigorated Appellate Project. The Appellate Project is working to address the underlying bias, unfair practices, and misapplications of law that make the Atlanta immigration courts a national outlier.

  •  Biden’s Asylum Ban Contradicts His Promise to Restore Fair Asylum in the U.S.

    May 10th, 2023

    For three years, Title 42 has restricted access to asylum for migrants seeking protection in the U.S. and as it comes to a long-overdue end, the administration has decided to pass a rule that doubles down on illegal and inhumane policies that prioritize deterrence and violate due process. And they are doing so despite outcry from advocates across the country, thousands of comments submitted in opposition to the proposed rule, nearly 80 lawmakers, and condemnation by the asylum officers union.

    Under the new asylum ban, migrants most vulnerable to violence and exploitation, including women and girls and other survivors of gender-based violence, will have little hope of finding safety and will languish at our southern border where they are at increased risk of violence, sexual assault, and trafficking.

  • Reflecting on My Two Years as CEO

    May 9th, 2023

    I can be described by those who know me as a reluctant CEO. When Layli (my former boss and Tahirih’s founder and visionary leader for over 25 years) decided she […]