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Asylum & Immigration

Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Asylum and Immigration

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant et al. v. Trump et al.

STATUS: Amicus Brief filed

NCLR filed an amicus brief highlighting the stories of LGBTQ asylum seekers in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant et al. v. Trump et al., a case in federal district court in California challenging the Trump Administration’s “asylum ban” – the rule and presidential proclamation barring asylum for individuals who enter the United States across the southern…

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Asylum and Immigration

San Francisco and Santa Clara County v. Trump

STATUS: Victory, Permanent Injunction

NCLR, along with Centro Legal De La Raza, the Transgender Law Center, and El/La Para Translatinas filed an amicus brief in the federal challenges to the Trump Administration’s Executive Order threating to cut off federal funding to sanctuary jurisdictions. Sanctuary policies are community-focused policies that prioritize overall public safety by establishing the trust of the…

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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

December 7, 2018

NCLR Files Brief Highlighting Stories of LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

Asylum and Immigration

November 9, 2018

Trump’s Asylum Plan Will Endanger LGBTQ Lives

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