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Archives: Asylum & Immigration

Immigration Reform: LGBT DREAMer shares her personal journey.

Hungry For Immigration Reform

And Samantha Ames, Esq. NCLR Staff Attorney For the past 5 days, we have eaten nothing. We continue to work,...



First Person: “My Relationship as an Immigrant in this Country has Come Full Circle”

Listening to President Obama speak yesterday on the need for comprehensive immigration reform in San Francisco’s Chinatown made me realize...



President Obama Addresses Immigration Reform

Yesterday, President Obama brought together a coalition of immigration reform advocates—including NCLR—and gave his first address on immigration reform since...


October 5th: A Day of Dignity and Respect for All Americans

I never thought that in my lifetime I would live to see the incredible progress the LGBT movement has experienced...


Forthcoming Regulations Will Mean Increased Protections for Transgender Detainees

As Congress considers overhauling and repairing our broken immigration system, NCLR has been committed to identifying areas where LGBT immigrants...


LGBT Advocacy Organizations Call on House to Pass Immigration Reform Bill

Media Contacts: Erik Olvera, NCLR, (415) 392-6257  x324, (415) 994-3242 (cell), Monica Trasandes, GLAAD, (323) 634-2025, Mark Daley,...



After DOMA: What It Means

The Supreme Court victory on June 26, 2013 in United States v. Windsor striking down the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act...


Case: In re Admission of Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia’s parents brought him from Mexico to the United States when was an infant. Sergio’s father applied for an...


Legislation: Reuniting Families Act (RFA)

The Reuniting Families Act (RFA) is an amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act that would offer a more comprehensive...


Case: W.K. v. Gonzales

NCLR petitioned the Eighth Circuit to reconsider its denial of W.K.’s asylum application, a decision that would return W.K. to Zimbabwe where he was regularly abused, tortured, and imprisoned for being gay


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