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Posts tagged Fair Immigration Laws
  • Fear of Deportation Becomes Abusers’ Weapon


    February 8th, 2012

    In the past decade, several new laws have allowed abused foreign-born women, including those who entered the United States illegally and those whose immigration status depends on their spouse, to obtain legal residency on their own.

  • Representation Essential to the Success of an Immigrant’s Case


    September 13th, 2011

    For women and girls like Tahirih’s clients, it is not enough to have just any attorney. Their unique gender-based violence cases require attorneys who are well-versed in both sensitive cultural issues and the extremely complicated and often unexplored territory of gender-based immigration law.

  • Women Fleeing Violence Caught in Crossfire of Increased Immigration Enforcement


    March 26th, 2009

    Tahirih’s clients have historically been faced with threats of arrest and deportation from their abusers, but lately these women, who have a right to legal status, are caught in the crossfire of increased activities by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  • Tahirih Fights for Virginia Legislation to Ensure Police Protection for Immigrant Victims


    March 19th, 2009

    Critical legislation would help counteract the severe “chilling effect” that exists due to immigrant victims’ fear and confusion about what treatment they can expect from police—deterring crime-reporting and help-seeking, hindering law enforcement investigations and prosecutions, and undermining public safety for us all.

  • Tahirih Advocates Against “Chilling Effect”


    March 6th, 2008

    Federal protections are intended to encourage non-citizen survivors of violent crimes to come forward and get help, but a push for local police to enforce immigration law could unravel the intent of the protections, which have been painstakingly elaborated over 15 years.

  • Vote Yes on SB 441

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    March 2nd, 2008

    SB 441 is a public safety imperative in Virginia that would make a powerful—even lifesaving—difference for the women and girls we serve.

  • The Challenges of “Proving” Yourself in America


    August 30th, 2007

    Open the wallet of the average American woman and you will find at least six forms of identification—a driver’s license, credit and insurance cards, various memberships—each of which has an extensive history behind it establishing her identity and eligibility for certain privileges. The average woman who seeks Tahirih’s help, however, comes to us with little more than her name and her story.