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Pro Bono Library Items Archive


  • 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 on all twenty-one states that have recently enacted laws to end or limit child marriage, calling out features that make them strong or weak.

    The report serves as a complement to our Child Marriage in the U.S.: Survivor Story Compilation that was released in January 2020, in which 20 survivor voices are featured to provide a window into the many ways that children can be forced and coerced into marriage in modern-day America.

  • Tahirih Comments on Proposed Bars to Asylum Eligibility

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments in opposition to proposed rules that would add additional mandatory bars to eligibility for asylum, harming survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Tahirih Comments Opposing Proposed Rule on Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization for Applicants

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the administration’s proposed regulations that create additional, undue barriers for asylum seekers to access justice, including delays to employment authorization for most asylum seekers. These unnecessary delays will severely and needlessly harm survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Tahirih Files Lawsuit Challenging “Safe Third Country” Rule

    On January 15, 2020, the Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security’s “safe third country” rule. Issued on November 18, 2019, without prior notice and comment from the public, the rule allows the government to remove almost everyone seeking asylum in the U.S. to Guatemala, even if they have no ties to the country.

  • Complaint Challenging “Safe Third Country” Rule

    • Publication Date: January 15, 2020
    • Publication Categories: Complaint

    On January 15, 2020, the Tahirih Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security’s “safe third country” rule. Issued on November 18, 2019, without prior notice and comment from the public, the rule allows the government to remove almost everyone seeking asylum in the U.S. to Guatemala, even if they have no ties to the country.

  • Child Marriage in the U.S.: Survivor Story Compilation

    • Publication Date: January 10, 2020
    • Author: Tahirih Justice Center

    The Tahirih Justice Center is proud to release our Child Marriage in the U.S.: Survivor Story Compilation. This report demonstrates the impact of child marriage on girls and women in the U.S., and we hope these survivor voices and stories will inspire others to join the movement.

  • Tahirih Comments Opposing Proposed Fee Regulations

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed comments opposing the administration’s proposed regulations that create additional, undue barriers for asylum seekers to access justice, including a $50 fee for affirmative asylum applications and a $490 fee for initial Employee Authorization Document (EAD)s.