AAPI Heritage Month: Honoring the History and Achievements of the AAPI Immigrant Community
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month – a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, achievements, and rich cultural heritage of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community […]
I will never forget what I saw at the border
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 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
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
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
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.
Reflecting on My Two Years as CEO
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 […]
Pro Bono Spotlight: Morrison Foerster Represents Afghan Family of Asylum Seekers
When Tahirih launched our Afghan Asylum Project in August 2021, we knew it would be a massive undertaking that would require a lot of support from our staff and our […]
Understanding the Intersections of Sexual Assault and Immigration Status
Over half of women and almost 1 in 3 men have experienced sexual violence during their lifetimes, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Each April, we recognize Sexual Assault […]
2023 Policy Platform
Tahirih’s policy work is rooted in our core values and in our promise theory of change. We work to advance policies and laws that enable immigrant survivors of gender-based violence to purse legal immigration status, live in safety, and fore their own paths.
The Tahirih Justice Center is prioritizing the following policy goals to immediately improve protections for immigrant survivors with simultaneously seeking long-term, systemic change.