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  • Senators Must Reject Attacks on Asylum in Funding Negotiations!

    November 30th, 2023

    As a bipartisan group of Senators negotiate a supplemental funding deal that includes harmful changes to asylum law, Casey Carter Swegman, Director of Public Policy at the Tahirih Justice Center, issued a statement.

  • Work Permits Provide Access to Opportunity, Safety for Immigrant Survivors

    November 22nd, 2023

    The ability to work legally in a safe and fair workplace protected by federal regulations is critical for all immigrants applying for legal status. Access to a work permit (also […]

  • Ending Child Marriage in the United States: Progress, Lessons Learned, and Where We Go from Here

    November 6th, 2023

    Imagine being forced to marry as a child, having your innocence, dreams, goals, aspirations, and your entire childhood taken from you. Between 2000 and 2018, this was the harsh reality for over 300,000 minors married in the United States, and most of these cases involved girls marrying adult men, some decades older. Since 2016, a nationwide movement has emerged, leading to reforms in 34 states that either limit or end child marriage.

  • Improving Our Trauma-Informed Intake at Tahirih

    November 1st, 2023

    At Tahirih, our highest priority is to provide survivor-centered and trauma-informed care to every person who calls us looking for help. From our very first contact with a service seeker, […]

  • Pro Bono Spotlight: Rwanda Campbell

    October 24th, 2023

    This week is the National Celebration of Pro Bono! Today, we’re proud to share the experience of our long-time pro bono and Board member Rwanda Campbell, who is the Pro Bono Manager at Arnold and Porter. She has been taking on Tahirih cases since 2013 and we recognized her at our Journey to Justice Awards Reception in June as one of our pro bono partners who have taken on the greatest number of cases.

  • Tahirih Houston Young Professionals Network: Advocates for Change

    October 20th, 2023

    The Tahirih Houston office is excited to launch their Houston Young Professionals Network this month. They kicked off the group with an open house at Tahirih’s office with a committed group of founding members (pictured above). We interviewed Al Baraa Abu Hawili, the Chair of the Tahirih Houston Young Professionals Network (YPN).

  • Tahirih Celebrates Win in Asylum Delay Litigation

    October 5th, 2023

    The Tahirih Justice Center, with pro bono law firm Orrick LLP, is celebrating success in a lawsuit against the U.S. government for its failure to adjudicate long-overdue asylum applications. A […]