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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 Statement to the Senate Appropriations Committee

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this statement for the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing urging Senate to appropriate additional funding for immigration courts per the Department of Justice’s request for the fiscal year of 2019.

  • Tahirih Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee for Hearing on Immigration Courts

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this statement to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, for a hearing on “Strengthening and Reforming America’s Immigration Court System.” In the statement, Tahirih urges members of Congress to carefully evaluate strategies to strengthen and reform our immigration courts that also protect due process.

  • Tahirih Letter to Attorney General Sessions on Asylum for Domestic Violence Survivors

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted this letter to the office of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which delivers the results of our petition showing support for survivors of domestic violence seeking asylum protection in the United States.

  • Amicus Brief Filed in Supreme Court Travel Ban Case

    • Publication Date: March 30, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Amicus Briefs

    The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing against the Executive Order banning refugees and citizens of eight countries from entering the United States. This brief highlights the Order’s devastating impact on immigrant women and girls seeking safety. The law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP led the drafting.

  • Tahirih Backgrounder on Asylum for Survivors of Violence

    On March 7, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will reconsider whether survivors of domestic violence are eligible for asylum protection in the United States. This fact sheet from the Tahirih Justice Center explains this threat to asylum and what it would mean for survivors of violence.

  • Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Detention

    The Tahirih Justice Center, the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, ASISTA, and Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network issued this joint statement about the Supreme Court’s decision affecting asylum seekers, legal permanent residents, and other individuals detained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The court’s decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez, overturning prior rulings by the lower courts, interpreted current statutes to permit individuals to be detained indefinitely without bond hearings while their cases are pending.

  • Tahirih’s Open Letter to NBC4 Washington

    • Publication Date: February 16, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Letters

    The Tahirih Justice Center’s Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, submitted this letter to NBC4 Washington on February 16, 2018 in response to an NBC4 story that calls into question life-saving protections for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.