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Asylum & Immigration

Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

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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Asylum and Immigration

Case: In re Vicky

STATUS: Victory, California

Vicky’s journey with NCLR is a journey that spans 11 years. In 2003 Vicky came to the U.S. seeking asylum from Mexico. She had lived through abuse and violence because of her gender identity and sexual orientation in her home country. In the U.S., Vicky was working as a farm laborer, where she again faced…

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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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