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Pro Bono Library Items Archive

  • 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.

  • Matter of A-B-: Attempts to Subvert Asylum Law and Dismiss Domestic Violence As a Private Affair

    In response to the recent legal decision seeking to deny asylum to survivors of domestic violence, Tahirih SF Bay Area Executive Director, Morgan Weibel, encourages immigration adjudicators and U.S. courts of appeals to interpret Matter of A-B- narrowly and continue to analyze domestic violence claims on a case-by-case basis.

  • Organizational Sign-On Letter for Vilma Viviana Carrillo Carrillo

    • Publication Date: December 03, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Letters

    This sign-on letter, on behalf of 75 national, state, and local organizations, calls for the immediate release of Vilma Viviana Carrillo Carrillo from detention. Vilma is a mother from Guatemala who has been separated from her 11 year old daughter since May, and is currently detained at Irwin Detention Center in Georgia. Read about her story here.

  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Complaint on Behalf of Tahirih Client, Vilma Viviana Carrillo Carrillo

    • Publication Date: November 27, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Letters

    The Tahirih Justice Center filed this Civil Rights and Civil Liberties complaint on behalf of our client, Vilma Viviana Carrillo Carrillo, asking for an investigation into ICE’s arbitrary refusal to release Ms. Carrillo Carrillo despite the highly compelling humanitarian issues at hand, and to investigate ICE’s obstruction of Ms. Carrillo Carrillo’s court case.

  • Tahirih Comments on Proposed Revisions to Fee Waiver Request Form

    The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments opposing the proposed revision of Form I-912 Request for Fee Waiver, which will cause survivors to suffer disproportionately from the new evidentiary restriction proposed.

  • Brief Analysis of New Rule and Proclamation Restricting Asylum and Migration Through Southern Border

    • Publication Date: November 09, 2018
    • Publication Categories: Letters

    The Tahirih Justice Center provides this brief analysis of the the November 8, 2018 Rule: Aliens Subject to a Bar on Entry under Certain Presidential Proclamations; Procedures for Protection Claims and the November 9, 2018 Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States.

  • Tahirih Statement on Asylum Restrictions at the Border

    The Tahirih Justice Center strongly condemns the President’s decision to restrict asylum protections to those seeking asylum between ports of entry, and is deeply disturbed by the implications of the rule, which will particularly endanger survivors of gender-based violence.