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Publications

Browse our publications to learn more about how we protect courageous immigrant women and girls through service in communities, courts, and Congress.

  • 2019 Bighearted Campaign Toolkit

    Tahirih’s Bighearted Campaign is an end-of-year challenge for individuals, law firms, and community groups to raise critical funds for women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence. Check out our toolkit to learn how you can get involved!

  • Tahirih and AIC Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Expansion of CBP’s Role in the Screening of Asylum Seekers

    On October 2, the Tahirih Justice Center and the American Immigration Council filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the Freedom of Information Act. The suit challenges the government’s failure to disclose that Border Patrol officers⁠— law enforcement officials— rather than asylum officers, will be used to conduct the credible-fear interviews that determine whether an immigrant survivor can continue with their asylum case.

  • Complaint Challenging the Use of Border Patrol to Conduct Asylum Interviews

    On October 2, the Tahirih Justice Center and the American Immigration Council filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the Freedom of Information Act. The suit challenges the government’s failure to disclose that Border Patrol officers⁠— law enforcement officials— rather than asylum officers, will be used to conduct the credible-fear interviews that determine whether an immigrant survivor can continue with their asylum case.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in the Federal District Court in Maryland

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in a challenge to the public charge rule. This rule makes it more difficult for certain immigrants to obtain legal permanent residence (i.e., a “Green card”) if they have used a range of public benefits, such as food stamps, non-emergency Medicaid, certain prescription drug subsidies, and housing vouchers.

  • Tahirih Info Sheet on U Visa Class Action

    On September 17, 2019, the Tahirih Justice Center and Arnold & Porter filed a class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York on behalf of thousands of U-visa petitioners whose requests for work permits known as Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) have never been adjudicated, and who have been forced to wait unreasonable periods of time for the benefits Congress provided in the U-visa program.

  • Tahirih Statement on Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of U Visa Applicants

    On September 17, the Tahirih Justice Center filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of applicants for U visas who have been denied their legal rights. Right now, thousands of survivors of violence and other victims of crime are waiting four years or more just to get on a wait list, after which they’ll wait another several years to receive a U visa.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Ninth Circuit for the Case Torres v. Barr

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of a petitioner seeking to challenge that court’s view concerning when an individual is an applicant for admission to the United States. The brief highlights that the court’s existing interpretation threatens to render many VAWA self-petitioners inadmissible.