Forbes profiles Tahirih Founder and CEO Layli Miller-Muro.
“Layli Miller-Muro is a trailblazing attorney who leads a nonprofit with offices in five cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, greater D.C., Houston, and the Bay Area. Her journey as a refugee rights advocate began in 1996 when she was a law student at American University. She represented Fauziya Kassindja, a young woman who came to the United States from Togo to escape a forced marriage and female genital mutilation. The case went to the highest immigration court in the nation, and Kassindja won, setting legal precedent for gender-based asylum in the United States.”