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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.

  • Tahirih Complaint to DHS Regarding Due Process Violations

    • Publication Date: June 11, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Letters
    • Publication Tags: Asylum

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed this complaint to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties regarding violations of due process by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The complaint urges DHS to investigate unlawful coercive conduct by CBP toward asylum seekers and take action accordingly to prevent further violations of due process.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Eastern District of California Court Case

    • Publication Date: May 18, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Amicus Briefs

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in the case challenging several California state laws on the grounds that they conflict with federal laws.

    This brief supports the California laws by explaining how they enhance survivor safety and public safety. Rather than conflicting with federal law, they are in harmony with the federal laws that provide particular immigration protections for survivors of domestic violence and other crime. The law firm of WilmerHale led the drafting.

  • 2017 Impact Report

    With your help, in 2017 we:

    • Provided free legal services to 3,535 immigrant women and girls and their family members
    • Connected 821 clients and family members with vital social services including emergency shelter, food and clothing, and healthcare
    • Marshaled an army of 2,451 attorneys from 444 top law firms in our Pro Bono Network to leverage donated resources and maximize our capacity

    Read our full Impact Report for a snapshot of what we accomplished together!

  • Tahirih Testimony in Support of Delaware Child Marriage Legislation

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this testimony for a hearing in Delaware’s Senate Elections and Government Affairs Committee on HB 337, a bill to end child marriage in the state.

  • Statement on the Prosecution of Parents With Children

    As a member of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence’s Steering Committee, the Tahirih Justice Center joined colleague organizations in issuing this letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urging the Administration to cease the prosecution of parents seeking safety with their children in the United States.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Matter of L-A-B-R-

    • Publication Date: May 01, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Amicus Briefs

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed this amicus brief asking that the Attorney General reject the Department of Homeland Security’s request to override long-settled principles on evaluating continuances for pending visas.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Review of Asylum for Domestic Violence Survivors

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed this amicus brief to Attorney General Jeff Sessions ahead of his review of whether domestic violence survivors can continue to receive asylum protection in the United States. What he decides could have a far-reaching impact that could cost the lives of women fleeing abuse.