Pro Bono Library Items Archive
Tahirih Form 990: Fiscal Year 2020
As a federally tax-exempt organization, we annually submit a 990 form to the IRS. It provides information on our organization’s mission, programs, and finances.
2021 Audited Financial Statements
Read our 2021 audited financial statements.
Amicus on Motions to Reopen Based on Criminal Vacatur
Tahirih and partner organizations filed an amicus brief with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) addressing factors the BIA should consider when deciding whether to grant an untimely motion to reopen based on vacatur of a criminal conviction. The brief emphasizes that convictions of survivors of gender-based violence and trafficking often stem from victimization, that survivors face significant procedural obstacles, and that both Congress and the states have taken measures to protect survivors from the consequences of gender-based violence and trafficking.
Tahirih Comments on Improving Form I-589
The Tahirih Justice Center submitted comments on ways in which USCIS can improve, and shorten, the Form I-589 Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal.
What We Believe
Read the statement of principles from the Movement for Gender Asylum Justice.
Tahirih’s Press Statement on VAWA Reauthorization
Last night, the Senate reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a vote that was six years in the making. The Tahirih Justice Center applauds Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) for their legislative leadership in the fight to get VAWA over the finish line. The new authorization provides more than $500 million to increase resources for survivors of violence.
Thanks to the advocacy of Tahirih and members of the Forced Marriage Working Group, forced marriage has been defined and recognized as a form of violence against women in the United States.
Unfortunately, while this authorization maintains preexisting protection for immigrant survivors, we are disappointed that Congress ignored our ask of increasing or eliminating the annual cap for U visas. The low annual cap of 10,000 U visas essentially burdens the backlog and fails to adapt to the needs of survivors of violence.
Sign-On Letter Addressing Gender-Affirming Care
In response to the February 18, 2022 non-binding opinion from Texas Attorney General Ken
Paxton and subsequent letter from Governor Greg Abbott to Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Jaime Masters, the Tahirih Justice Center along with the undersigned 55 mental health organizations, child welfare organizations, and advocates write to express intense concern about any further action that would, by policy, practice, or statute, define gender-affirming care as child abuse and/or neglect. Any attempt to characterize gender-affirming care, including medical and mental health treatment, as “child abuse” carries significant potential negative consequences for families, transgender children and adults, mental health and medical professionals, as well as for professionals working in and around the child welfare system.