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Posts tagged Asylum
  • Tahirih Letter to Attorney General Sessions on Asylum for Domestic Violence Survivors


    April 16th, 2018

    Tahirih delivered the results of our petition on asylum for domestic violence survivors to the office of Attorney General Sessions via this letter.

  • Tahirih Backgrounder on Asylum for Survivors of Violence


    March 14th, 2018

    On March 7, the U.S. Attorney General announced that he will reconsider whether survivors of domestic violence are eligible for asylum protection in the U.S. This Tahirih fact sheet explains what the AG’s review could mean for survivors of violence.

  • A Beacon of Hope: Our History


    January 1st, 2016

    Layli Miller-Muro founded Tahirih in 1997 following her involvement as a student attorney in a precedent-setting case that revolutionized asylum law in the United States. Learn more about our pioneering history in the protection of women and girls.

  • Righting the Wrong: Why Detention of Asylum-Seeking Mothers and Children Must End Now


    October 28th, 2015

    It is time for the U.S. government to reconsider its response to women and children fleeing violence, and put an end to the shameful practice of family detention — once and for all.

  • Photo Essay: In Their Own Words


    September 1st, 2011

    Meet five of our courageous clients in this stunning photo essay from Steve Jeter and Bittersweet Zine.

  • 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.

  • Do They Hear You When You Cry


    March 9th, 1998

    A true story of persecution, friendship, and ultimate triumph, the book “Do They Hear You When You Cry” chronicles the struggles of two extraordinary women: Fauziya Kassindja, who fled her African homeland to escape female genital mutilation only to be locked up in American prisons for sixteen months; and Layli Miller Bashir, a driven young law student who fought for Fauziya’s freedom. Order online.