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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.

  • Amicus Brief in Matter of L-E-A

    The Tahirih Justice Center, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, and the Public Counsel Law Center filed an amicus brief in Matter of L-E-A for the Attorney General’s consideration in deciding whether nuclear families constitute a “particular social group”.

     

  • Letter to Governor of Virginia Regarding SB 1156

    Tahirih submitted this letter to the Governor of Virginia requesting a veto of the VA Senate Bill No. 1156, which is a blanket prohibition on local law enforcement policies that restrict federal immigration enforcement. Tahirih is deeply concerned about the passage of the bill, which would put survivors of violence and members of the community in danger and deter them from seeking life-saving services.

  • Tahirih Testimony to House Judiciary Committee on VAWA Reauthorization

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted testimony for the record to the House Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing on March 7, 2019, on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

  • 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

    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.