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NCLR Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Invalidating Trump Administration’s Attempt to End DACA Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 18, 2020 CONTACTS:Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org NCLR Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Invalidating Trump Administration’s Attempt to End DACA Program WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the Trump Administration’s attempt to end the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...

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Ending DACA Puts LGBTQ Lives at Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Trump’s Decision to End DACA Could Put 75,000 LGBTQ Young People’s Lives At Risk NCLR says, “this administration just turned the lives of tens of thousands of our community members upside down” (WASHINGTON, DC, September 5, 2017)—National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell issued the...

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Special Fund Helps LGBTQ “DREAMers” Get Work Permits and Relief from Deportation

(San Francisco, CA, February 19, 2013)—Nearly 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) undocumented young people have either received or are in the process of receiving two-year work permits and reprieves from the threat of deportation, thanks to a fund made possible by over four dozen LGBTQ organizations. Last summer, President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to enable people who came to the United States as children—commonly known as...

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DREAMs Come True: A Personal Story

By the time all of my peers were enrolling in driver education classes and mastering the rules of the road, I had already mastered the rules of how to go unnoticed. No jaywalking. No riding my bicycle without a helmet. And absolutely no mentioning my status as an undocumented immigrant to anyone. I was to do nothing that would set me apart from the rest. I was 2 years old when my parents, wanting nothing more than to improve their lives—and mine, brought me to America from Mexico. We soon...

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$75K Fund Opens Today to Help LGBTQ Undocumented Immigrants Pay for Application Fees Under Deferred Action Program

(San Francisco, CA, September 21, 2012)—Young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender undocumented immigrants struggling to pay application fees under President Obama’s new “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) can now receive financial help. Today, the LGBTQ Dreamers Fund-made possible by more than $75,000 in contributions from LGBTQ movement leaders-officially begins accepting applications, giving many young LGBTQ undocumented immigrants a chance to apply for the...

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More than $75,000 Raised by LGBTQ Organizations and Leaders to Help Dreamers Apply for new “Deferred Action” Program

(San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2012)—More than $75,000 has been raised by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations and LGBTQ movement leaders to help young LGBTQ undocumented immigrants pay for work permit applications made possible through President Obama’s new “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) program. The President’s program, which took effect on August 15, allows young people who were brought to the country as children to apply for...

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NCLR Co-Hosts Deferred Action Immigration Forum in San Francisco

(San Francisco, CA, August 27, 2012)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is pleased to co-sponsor a community forum on the newly announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on August 29, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Main Library’s Koret Auditorium. On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced that his administration would no longer deport young undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children and would enable them to work legally by...

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DREAMers Get Clarification on Applying for Deferred Action

NCLR Asylum & Immigration Project Director For the first time since President Obama’s momentous announcement that undocumented youth will now be protected from deportation and granted work permits, the Department of Homeland Security has shed more light on the program’s implementation. This “deferred action” policy will take away some of the fear of deportation for many LGBTQ undocumented youth who are impacted by homophobic and unfair immigration laws. One of NCLR’s Immigration Project...

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A Dream Come True: Young LGBTQ Immigrants Need Not Fear Deportation For Being Brought to This Country as Children

Today, in a courageous and much needed policy shift, the Obama administration announced that it will stop all deportations of undocumented young people who were brought  to the United States  as children and have remained in the country for at least five continuous years, are under the age of 30, have either obtained a high school diploma or GED, or have served in our country’s military, and have no prior criminal history. This is the right thing to do, and will bring an end to the unfair,...

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NCLR Applauds Obama Administration for Halting Unfair Deportation of Young Immigrants Brought to This Country as Children

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq. (San Francisco, CA, June 15, 2012)—Today, President Obama’s administration announced that it will stop deporting young immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and who have been unable to obtain documentation, despite living in this country for most of their lives. Under the new policy, President Obama will exercise his legal authority to issue an executive order to stop deportations of these young people and to issue...

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