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Publication Category: Letters
  • Tahirih Letter to the California Senate Appropriations Committee in Support of SB 273

    Tahirih submitted this letter of support to the California Senate Appropriations Committee on SB 273, a bill that, as-amended, serves as an immediate first step in a critical longer journey to protect California’s children against forced or coerced marriages, and against the many well-documented risks and harms of child marriage.

  • Tahirih Letter to the Connecticut Senate Regarding HB 5442

    Tahirih submitted this letter to the Connecticut State Senate on HB 5442, a bill that, as amended, would limit but not end child marriage in Connecticut. While the bill addresses some of the most alarming aspects of the status quo, it stops short of the protection it intends.

  • Letter Urging the Department of Homeland Security to Protect Survivors of Violence

    • Publication Date: March 08, 2017
    • Publication Categories: Letters

    On International Women’s Day, Tahirih and over 560 national, state, and local organizations submitted a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to express concern that the Administration’s executive orders on immigration and the subsequent DHS implementation memos undermine public safety by reducing the likelihood that immigrant victims and witnesses will report crimes; contravening existing protections afforded by law to immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking; empowering traffickers and abusers; and creating unprecedented fear for immigrant families and communities.

  • Letter Urging Gov. McAuliffe to Protect Immigrant Survivors of Violence

    • Publication Date: February 13, 2017
    • Publication Categories: Letters

    The Tahirih Justice Center urges Gov. Terry McAuliffe not to accept responsibility on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia for enforcing the federal government’s immigration laws.

  • An Introductory Letter to the Ready to Soar Expansion Campaign

    In this letter to our generous supporters, Tahirih Founder and Executive Director Layli-Miller Muro looks back at the case that propelled our founding and looks ahead at how we can reach our ambitious goal to serve 250% more women and girls across the country.