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Search Results for: “asylum”
  • Precarious Protection: How Unsettled Policy and Current Laws Harm Women and Girls Fleeing Persecution


    September 30th, 2009

    Drawing on the experiences of Tahirih clients and important findings from numerous studies by advocacy organizations and governmental agencies, this report by Tahirih exposes the continuing injustices facing women and girls seeking asylum in the United States and offers recommendations for system change.

  • Liz Shields


    April 15th, 2009

    Liz Shields joined Tahirih in 2017 as the Deputy Director of the Houston office. As Deputy Director, she supervises programmatic and operational staff, supports strategic growth, oversees grant management and […]

  • Layli Miller-Muro


    March 10th, 2009

    Layli Miller-Muro is the founder of the Tahirih Justice Center and Senior Advisor to the CEO. She established Tahirih in 1997 following her involvement in a high-profile case that set […]

  • Maricarmen Garza


    December 29th, 2008

    Maricarmen Garza joined Tahirih in 2021 as the Chief of Programs. She previously held a 21-year tenure with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA). As a TRLA attorney, Maricarmen focused her […]

  • Tahirih’s Executive Director Receives 2008 EXCEL Award


    December 11th, 2008

    Layli Miller-Muro, Tahirih’s Founder and Executive Director, was honored as one of three “outstanding nonprofit leaders in the Washington metropolitan area for outstanding nonprofit chief executive leadership.”

  • Tahirih Holds Congressional Briefing to Strengthen Protections for Refugee Women


    April 29th, 2008

    The BIA’s decision in the Matter of A-T reveals a poor understanding of FGM and its consequences, as well as a flawed interpretation of refugee law, and poses a direct threat to the ability of Tahirih’s clients and others who have suffered FGM to receive protection in the United States.

  • Tahirih Celebrates Decade of Service at Annual Benefit


    December 6th, 2007

    Tahirih’s 10th Anniversary Fundraising Benefit was a moving celebration of 10 years of service dedicated to courageous women and girls seeking justice from gender-based violence.