Pro Bono Library Items Archive
Amicus Brief Filed in Fifth Circuit on Coercive Control
The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of a Honduran survivor of domestic violence. The brief sets out the extensive research showing that the coercive control exercised by abusive partners does not end simply because a survivor escapes from the abuser’s home.
Order Granting Preliminary Injunction Against Migration Protection Protocols
District Court Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California ordered a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit challenging the Migration Protection Protocols, bringing the policy forcing asylum seekers to return to Mexico to a halt.
Tahirih Statement on Preliminary Injunction on Remain in Mexico Policy
The Tahirih Justice Center, plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the Remain in Mexico policy, is relieved that a judge has issued a preliminary injunction in the case, forcing the policy to grind to a halt. Judge Seeborg ruled that Remain in Mexico must end nationwide, preserving the rights of asylum seekers and the agencies that are here to assist them.
Tahirih Statement on House of Representatives Passing the Violence Against Women Act
The Tahirih Justice Center celebrates the bi-partisan passage of H.R. 1585, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The bill includes modest improvements to the law, which has served since its original passing in 1994 as a foundation for our nation’s response to sexual assault, domestic abuse, and other forms of gender-based violence.
Amicus Brief in Matter of L-E-A
The Tahirih Justice Center, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, and the Public Counsel Law Center filed an amicus brief in Matter of L-E-A for the Attorney General’s consideration in deciding whether nuclear families constitute a “particular social group”.
Letter to Governor of Virginia Regarding SB 1156
Tahirih submitted this letter to the Governor of Virginia requesting a veto of the VA Senate Bill No. 1156, which is a blanket prohibition on local law enforcement policies that restrict federal immigration enforcement. Tahirih is deeply concerned about the passage of the bill, which would put survivors of violence and members of the community in danger and deter them from seeking life-saving services.
Tahirih Statement on New Legislation to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act
The Tahirih Justice Center applauds Representative Bass (D-CA) and Representative Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for introducing a bipartisan bill in the House to reauthorize the critical Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).