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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.

  • VAWA Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet on the Violence Against Women Act contains information about the protections and services it provides to survivors of violence.

  • Stories of Survival: The Violence Against Women Act

    This compilation of stories from clients of the Tahirih Justice Center who have received legal protection through the Violence Against Women Act highlights its importance and the life-line it provides to survivors of violence.

  • Tahirih Statement on New Legislation to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

    The Tahirih Justice Center applauds Representative Bass (D-CA) and Representative Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for introducing a bipartisan bill in the House to reauthorize the critical Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

  • Tahirih Statement on Abuse of Children in Detention

    • Publication Date: February 28, 2019
    • Publication Categories: Statements

    The Tahirih Justice Center’s Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, issued a statement in response to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services revealing that thousands of migrant children had been sexually abused while in U.S. custody over the last four years.

  • Tahirih Statement to House Judiciary Committee on Family Separation

    • Publication Date: February 26, 2019
    • Publication Categories: Statements

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted a statement to the House Judiciary Committee for its oversight hearing on the Administration’s family separation policy. Tahirih expresses its concerns about the implementation of the policy and its traumatizing impact on parents and children.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Seventh Circuit on U Visa Continuances

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on U visa continuances. The brief argues that immigration courts should continue the cases of U-visa applicants who have shown they have met the requirements for a U-visa while another government agency makes the final decision, and that if U-visa applicants are deported while their applications are pending, it will stop immigrants from reporting violence.

  • Tahirih Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Remain in Mexico Policy

    • Publication Date: February 14, 2019
    • Publication Categories: Statements

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s Migration Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the Remain in Mexico policy.  Tahirih asserts that as a result of the MPP, the organization will not be able to effectively fulfill its core organizational mission, which is to provide holistic legal and social services to those fleeing gender-based violence.