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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

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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Asylum and Immigration

Case: In re Silah

STATUS: Victory, Mexico

Silah came to NCLR in 2013 after years of fear and abuse. Born in Mexico, Silah was able to escape terrible violence in her country of origin, where she was repeatedly threatened and harassed because of her gender expression and identity. When she fled to the U.S., she encountered additional abuse and ended up homeless….

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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 23, 2016

NCLR Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Affirmative Action and Immigration Programs

Asylum and Immigration

January 19, 2016

NCLR Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Hear DAPA/DACA Case

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