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Posts tagged Asylum
  • Landmark Decision Recognizes Domestic Violence as Basis for Asylum


    August 27th, 2014

    A historic ruling from the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals is a huge step forward for domestic violence survivors seeking refuge in America, but more action is needed to ensure equal protection for all survivors.

  • Staff Spotlight: Deepa Bijpuria, Baltimore Immigration Attorney


    August 14th, 2014

    I came to Tahirih so that I could expand my practice to new areas in immigration law and represent more women and girls who are demanding a life free from violence. They deserve the same freedom that I take for granted every day.

  • Tahirih Houston Takes on Key Role in Protection of Refugee Children


    August 5th, 2014

    Girls now account for almost half of unaccompanied children making the dangerous trip north from Central America. At the epicenter of the border crisis, Tahirih Houston is working to ensure their protection.

  • Meena

    Success Stories

    December 18th, 2013

    “Getting connected to Tahirih’s resources changed everything. Their unwavering support gave me the courage to move forward and share my story with an asylum officer. After several difficult months, I was granted asylum. I felt like I had a second chance at life.”

  • Fighting Violence Against Immigrant Women


    September 5th, 2013

    When Anne Chandler travels around Houston, she doesn’t see the same city you and I see.

  • Urge Congress to Fully Fund Programs for Refugees

    Action Alerts

    January 13th, 2013

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has an urgent humanitarian mandate to protect refugees, including vulnerable survivors of trafficking, torture, persecution, and violence. But the very funds ORR needs to meet its promise to survivors are now in jeopardy.

  • A Harrowing Story of Female Genital Mutilation, and the Houston Group Fighting for Women Refugees


    September 26th, 2012

    When Kadi entered the United States for the second time, she knew there would be no returning to her home country of Mali. An activist who fought for women’s rights and who defied her husband and community to protect her daughter from female genital mutilation, she knew that returning would cost her her life and leave her daughter without a protector.