Publications ArchivePublication Category: General Resources
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.
Protecting Children in Texas from Forced Marriage and Other Harms of Child Marriage: Proposed Legislative Reforms
Forced and child marriage in Texas is a serious problem with a simple, first-step solution — ensuring that only legal adults empowered to advocate for themselves can enter the legal contract and potentially lifelong commitment that marriage entails. SB 1705 / HB 3932 is a commonsense, bipartisan bill that sets the legal minimum marriage age at 18, with an exception for minors emancipated by court order. Read our backgrounder to learn more about the child marriage problem in Texas, how the current laws fail to prioritize child protection, and how this bill addresses the problem.
Spanish Translation: Summary of January 25 and 27 Executive Actions
This is the Spanish translation of Tahirih’s memo on the provisions of the three executive orders relating to immigration signed by President Trump that are anticipated to have the most significant, negative impact on survivors of gender-based violence.
Spanish Translation of Executive Orders on Immigration Signed January 25 and 27, 2017
The Tahirih Justice Center has translated into Spanish the three executive orders relating to immigration signed by President Trump on January 25 and 27, 2017. These executive orders are “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” and “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”
Summary of January 25 and January 27, 2017 Executive Actions
This memo explains the provisions of the three executive orders relating to immigration signed by President Trump that are anticipated to have the most significant, negative impact on the ability of survivors of gender-based violence to access the protections they need and merit under existing U.S. law.
Understanding State Statutes on Minimum Marriage Age and Exceptions
The chart that can be accessed at the “download” button below, updated November 1, 2022, serves as a resource for understanding the state legal regimes that permit child marriages to happen in the United States. It is an eye-opening compilation of the actual text of all 50 states’ laws on minimum marriage age and exceptions that among other things, highlights how many states set which age “floors” for marriage.
For 50-state appendices with detailed “scorecards” on features of states’ minimum marriage age laws, updated as of November 1, 2022, click here.
For a 50-state analysis of the alarming disconnect between minimum marriage ages, age of majority, and statutory rape laws, updated as of August 1, 2020, click here.
2016 Bighearted Campaign Toolkit
Being bighearted is easy! This toolkit contains everything you need to know to raise funds for women and girls.