Women Fleeing Violence Caught in Crossfire of Increased Immigration Enforcement
Tahirih’s clients have historically been faced with threats of arrest and deportation from their abusers, but lately these women, who have a right to legal status, are caught in the crossfire of increased activities by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Tahirih Fights for Virginia Legislation to Ensure Police Protection for Immigrant Victims
Critical legislation would help counteract the severe “chilling effect” that exists due to immigrant victims’ fear and confusion about what treatment they can expect from police—deterring crime-reporting and help-seeking, hindering law enforcement investigations and prosecutions, and undermining public safety for us all.
Tahirih Offers Cultural Awareness Training for Frontline Professionals
For too many immigrant women and girls, escaping from an abuser is not as simple as running away. Obstacles to help, such finding a shelter that accepts a woman who […]
A Note From Layli: Improving Capacity and Increasing Efficiency
Investments in internal capacity are not terribly glamorous, but they are critical to our ability to better serve immigrant women and girls fleeing violence.
Exxon Mobil Spouses Club Decorates Beautiful Children’s Room at Tahirih
They arrived with bags of toys and books, and they spent all morning painting, sorting stuffed animals, and decorating a room. Their work didn’t stop there.
New Regulations for U and T Visas Issued
Long-awaited regulations that govern the process by which survivors of certain serious crimes and human trafficking may apply to become lawful permanent residents went into effect Jan. 12, 2009.
Women’s Chances of Winning Asylum Hinge on Sometimes Conflicting Decisions
Over the course of four days in September 2008, then-US Attorney General Michael Mukasey opened the door for the Board of Immigration Appeals to fundamentally alter a woman’s ability to claim asylum in the United States based on gender-based persecution.
Tahirih’s Executive Director Receives 2008 EXCEL Award
Layli Miller-Muro, Tahirih’s Founder and Executive Director, was honored as one of three “outstanding nonprofit leaders in the Washington metropolitan area for outstanding nonprofit chief executive leadership.”
Washingtonian Magazine Names Tahirih “Top Local Charity”
Tahirih Justice Center was selected as one of the best local charities by The Washingtonian magazine and featured as one of “64 Ways to Do Good” in the December issue’s […]
I-VAWA: A Vital Tool in the Fight Against a Worldwide Pandemic
I-VAWA offers women like Naeema—who survived a vicious acid attack at the hands of her husbandÔhope.