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Posts tagged Tahirih in the News
  • He waited 16 years for a green card. He died of COVID-19 when his turn finally came

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    August 4th, 2022

    Los Angeles Times immigration reporter, Andrea Castillo, spoke with Daniella Prieshoff, supervising attorney at the Tahirih Justice Center, about how visa backlogs are impacting her clients that have been waiting for an answer for several years. 

  • Tahirih Justice Center: Celebrating a Baha’i-inspired NGO

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    May 5th, 2022

    In this article for Bahaiteachings.org, Tahirih’s volunteer legal counsel Paul Glist—in consultation with Managing Attorney Anusce Sanai and Donor Relations Associate, Ron Lapitan—wrote about how their Baha’i faith is honored at the Tahirih Justice Center and what it means to work for a Baha’i-inspired nonprofit. 

  • Biden administration announces asylum system overhaul: What you need to know

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    March 25th, 2022

    The Los Angeles Times immigration reporter, Andrea Castillo, spoke with Tahirih’s Senior Litigation Counsel, Richard Caldarone, about the new asylum regulations and what they mean for survivors of violence. 

  • The Federal Backlog That’s Hurting Immigrants — and Our Economy

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    March 9th, 2022

    Tahirih’s Managing Attorney, Payal Sinha, wrote an opinion piece published by otherwords.org. The commentary explains why 1.4 million immigrants are stuck waiting on work permits, which is threatening their ability to survive.

  • Maryland: Come for the crab cakes, the boardwalk, a child bride

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    February 18th, 2022

    The Washington Post’s columnist Petula Dvorak interviewed Tahirih’s Public Policy Director, Casey Swegman Carter, on the importance of passing a legislation that would end child marriage in Maryland. This is the seventh year a bill has been introduced that seeks to ban child marriage in the state.

  • Maryland Should Ban Child Marriage

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    February 3rd, 2022

    Tahirih’s Senior Public Policy Associate, Alex Goyette, wrote an opinion piece for the Baltimore Sun. The commentary elevates the importance of passing legislation to end child marriage in Maryland. 

  • Reducing instances of child marriage in Maryland “It’s well past time for Maryland to take action on this issue.”

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    January 25th, 2022

    Tahirih’s Director of Public Policy, Casey Swegman, was interviewed by ABC Baltimore about the importance of banning child marriage and fixing state laws that perpetuate the issue. Tahirih hopes that Maryland’s legislative session will move forward with a bill that heads in the right direction to ending child marriage.