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Publications Archive

Publication Category: General Resources
  • 2016 Impact Report

    With your help, in 2016, we:

    • Provided free legal services to 1,314 immigrant women and girls and 1,202 of their family members
    • Connected 715 clients and family members with vital social services including emergency shelter, food and clothing, and healthcare
    • Marshaled an army of 1,976 attorneys in our Pro Bono Network to leverage donated resources and maximize our capacity, turning every $1 donated to Tahirih into $4 of impact

    Read our full Impact Report for a snapshot of what we accomplished together!

  • Tahirih Recommendations for Protecting Survivors of Violence

    The Tahirih Justice Center delivered this report to the White House on April 4, 2017, which provides administration officials with a summary of Tahirih’s recommendations on immediate actions to take to protect immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Backgrounder on HB 799 / SB 861 to Raise Maryland’s Minimum Marriage Age

    This backgrounder provides statistics on Maryland’s child marriage problem and discusses HB 799/SB 861, a commonsense, bipartisan bill to ensure full and free consent to marriage will promote the health and well-being of Maryland’s children.

  • Summary of February 13, 2017 Asylum Division Lesson Plan

    This report analyzes the Updated Asylum Division Officer Training Course Lesson Plans: Credible Fear of Persecution and Torture Determinations, and Reasonable Fear of Persecution and Torture Determinations, issued through a memorandum signed on February 13, 2017, by John Lafferty, Chief of the Asylum Division at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The new lesson plans went into effect on February 27.

  • Review of February 20 Department of Homeland Security Memoranda

    • Publication Date: February 21, 2017
    • Author: Tahirih Justice Center
    • Publication Categories: General Resources

    This report reviews two memoranda issued on February 20, 2017, by John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These DHS memos not only embrace and uphold the significant policy changes put forth in the immigration executive orders signed by President Trump in January but also add directives that are likely to further impair survivors’ ability to access the protections they need and merit under existing U.S. law.

  • Statement on the Arrest and Detention by ICE of a Survivor of Domestic Violence at a Courthouse

    The Tahirih Justice Center and national organizations dedicated to supporting immigrant survivors of domestic violence join in condemning the arrest and detention of a survivor of violence in El Paso, Texas, by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) while she was attending a court hearing in connection with her abuse.

  • Analysis and Statement of Opposition to H.R. 391 Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017

    H.R. 391, introduced on January 10, 2017, would further restrict access to critical, life-saving legal remedies for immigrant women and girl survivors of violence such as sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence.  This paper analyzes the bill’s provisions and outlines Tahirih’s opposition to the bill.