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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Asylum and Immigration

Case: In re Admission of Sergio Garcia

STATUS: Victory, California

Sergio Garcia’s parents brought him from Mexico to the United States when was an infant. Sergio’s father applied for an immigrant visa on Sergio’s behalf. Although the application was approved in 1995, Sergio has not been able to apply to adjust his immigration status since because the United State government has yet to assign him…

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Asylum and Immigration

Case: In re Eduardo

STATUS: Pending, Mexico

NCLR assists Eduardo, a transgender man from Mexico, in his asylum application. Eduardo could not earn a diploma because of his gender identity, and his life was threatened before he fled to the U.S.

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Featured Policy & Legislation

Asylum and Immigration

Policy: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Federal

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to allow undocumented young people who came to the United States as children—commonly known as “DREAMers”—to apply for work permits and relief from deportation. While this announcement presented a life-changing opportunity for LGBT DREAMers, it also carried $465 in fees…

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Asylum and Immigration

Legislation: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Federal

NCLR is committed to comprehensive and humane immigration reform that provides a pathway forward for the 11 million undocumented people living and working in this U.S., including at least 267,000 who identify as LGBT. NCLR is working closely with the broader immigration movement to develop and pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation that will create a…

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Press Releases

Asylum and Immigration

June 13, 2013

LGBT DREAMers Join President Obama to Celebrate Pride Month

Asylum and Immigration

June 11, 2013

Nation’s Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Thank Sen. Leahy for Amendment to Give Same Sex Couples Equal Rights; Oppose Amendments that Will Obstruct Path to Citizenship

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