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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 Comments on Proposed Bars to Asylum Eligibility

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments in opposition to proposed rules that would add additional mandatory bars to eligibility for asylum, harming survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in NWIRP v. USCIS

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organization filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in NWIRP v. USCIS, No. 19-cv-3283, which challenges new restrictions on the ability of immigrants to obtain fee waivers from U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. The brief demonstrates that the restrictions will unnecessarily burden survivors of abuse, trafficking, and violence—and that those restrictions violate Congress’s intent of ensuring that all survivors have the ability to access necessary relief from the agency.

  • Complaint Challenging “Safe Third Country” Rule

    • Publication Date: January 15, 2020
    • Publication Categories: Complaint

    On January 15, 2020, the Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security’s “safe third country” rule. Issued on November 18, 2019, without prior notice and comment from the public, the rule allows the government to remove almost everyone seeking asylum in the U.S. to Guatemala, even if they have no ties to the country.

  • Tahirih Files Lawsuit Challenging “Safe Third Country” Rule

    On January 15, 2020, the Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security’s “safe third country” rule. Issued on November 18, 2019, without prior notice and comment from the public, the rule allows the government to remove almost everyone seeking asylum in the U.S. to Guatemala, even if they have no ties to the country.

  • Tahirih Comments Opposing Proposed Rule on Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization for Applicants

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the administration’s proposed regulations that create additional, undue barriers for asylum seekers to access justice, including delays to employment authorization for most asylum seekers. These unnecessary delays will severely and needlessly harm survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Child Marriage in the U.S.: Survivor Story Compilation

    • Publication Date: January 10, 2020
    • Author: Tahirih Justice Center

    The Tahirih Justice Center is proud to release our Child Marriage in the U.S.: Survivor Story Compilation. This report demonstrates the impact of child marriage on girls and women in the U.S., and we hope these survivor voices and stories will inspire others to join the movement.

  • Tahirih Comments Opposing Proposed Fee Regulations

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed comments opposing the administration’s proposed regulations that create additional, undue barriers for asylum seekers to access justice, including a $50 fee for affirmative asylum applications and a $490 fee for initial Employee Authorization Document (EAD)s.