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Publication Category: Research Reports
  • Ensuring Equal and Enduring Access to Asylum: Why ‘Gender’ Must be a Protected Ground

    To ensure equal and enduring access to asylum for survivors of gender-based violence, the U.S. must join other countries in adding a gender as an independent basis for asylum.

    Tahirih’s latest report, “Ensuring Equal and Enduring Access to Asylum,” lays out six arguments for why gender must be a protected ground.

  • Institutional Injustice: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Immigration Detention

    • Publication Date: July 07, 2021
    • Author: Tahirih Justice Center
    • Publication Categories: Research Reports

    Institutional Injustice analyzes the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic affects people jailed by ICE. In particular, this report emphasizes the ways in which existing systems along with ICE’s pandemic response endanger people in detention and facilitate the further spread of the virus.

  • A System Under Stress: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-detained cases in Immigration Courts

    • Publication Date: May 12, 2021
    • Author: Tahirih Justice Center
    • Publication Categories: Research Reports

    A System Under Stress analyzes the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged paths to justice for non-detained immigrants in the immigration court system. In particular, this report emphasizes the ways in which the pandemic has both introduced new barriers and exacerbated old ones, placing increased stress on immigrant communities and significantly decreasing the capacity of direct service providers.

  • Making Progress, But Still Falling Short: A Report on the Movement to End Child Marriage in America

    Making Progress, But Still Falling Short outlines what more needs to be done to end child marriage in America both at the state and federal level. It contains the latest analysis (updated May 13, 2020, but current through August 2020) on all twenty-five states that have recently enacted laws to end or limit child marriage, calling out features that make them strong or weak.

    For a high-level summary of the nature of all the marriage-age reforms enacted by states since 2016, please click here.

  • Policy Advocacy to End Child Marriage in the U.S.

    The Tahirih Justice Center is proud to help lead the campaign to end child marriage across the nation, working with survivor advocates to change antiquated state laws that fail to protect children from abuse and coercion. This document provides an overview of state legislative reforms made to date, and progress still needed.

    *This was last updated on July 1, 2019. For more updated materials, please visit www.tahirih.org/childmarriage.

  • Nationwide Survey: A Window Into the Challenges Immigrant Women and Girls Face in the U.S. and the Policy Solutions to Address Them

    The Tahirih Justice Center issued a nationwide survey in October 2017 asking immigration advocates, immigrant women, and legal and social service providers what they see as the most urgent systemic challenges facing immigrant women and girls. This report presents the results of the survey.

    The survey was conducted through the generous support of the Ford Foundation, through a contract from NEO Philanthropy.

  • Criminal Laws Addressing Forced Marriage in the United States

    This Tahirih Justice Center resource provides a detailed overview of existing state-based criminal laws against forced marriage in the United States.