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  • Wyoming Takes Steps to Limit Child Marriage

    February 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 Ban

    February 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 Immigrants

    February 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 Way

    February 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. 

  • Project Empower: A Guaranteed Income Program for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

    February 15th, 2023

    Project Empower is a first-of-its-kind guaranteed income (GI) program designed to support immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. This program offered unconditional, regular cash transfers of $1000 per month to 10 […]

  • First-of-its-Kind Guaranteed Income Pilot Provided Financial Support and Long-Term Stability to Domestic Violence Survivors and their Children

    February 15th, 2023

    Washington, D.C — A new report by My New Red Shoes and Tahirih Justice Center analyzes the experiences and learnings from the pilot cohort of its Project Empower, a first-of-its-kind […]

  • New Report: U.S. Government Plays Critical Role in the Elimination of Child Marriage

    January 26th, 2023

    In Time to Lead: The Federal Government’s Role in Ending Child Marriage in the United States, Tahirih highlights the critical role of the federal government in our fight to end child marriage here at home.