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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Asylum and Immigration

San Francisco and Santa Clara County v. Trump

STATUS: Pending

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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Asylum and Immigration

Case: Vo v. Gee

STATUS: Pending | Louisiana

On February 8, 2017, NCLR, GLAD, and Lambda Legal filed an amicus brief arguing that Louisiana’s law requiring any foreign-born person to present a certified birth certificate in order to marry is an unconstitutional infringement on the fundamental right to marry, and requesting that the court grant a preliminary injunction against enforcement of that law. 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

September 5, 2017

Ending DACA Puts LGBT Lives at Risk

Asylum and Immigration

May 8, 2017

NCLR: Texas governor signs “irrational,” “politically motivated attack on immigrants” into law

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