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NCLR Applauds U.S. House Passage of Dream and Promise Act, which would put millions of immigrants on a pathway towards citizenship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2019 Contact: Shannon Minter – 415-624-6071; Email sminter@nclrights.org NCLR Applauds U.S. House Passage of Dream and Promise Act, which would put millions of immigrants on a pathway towards citizenship (Washington, DC)  Today, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a landmark bill that would create a pathway to permanent citizenship for over 2.5...

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NCLR Files Brief Highlighting Stories of LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2018 Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 NCLR Files Brief Highlighting the Stories of LGBTQ Asylum Seekers in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump The Trump administration is putting lives at risk and is effectively shutting the door on thousands of qualifying individuals SAN FRANCISCO—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) yesterday filed an...

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Trump’s Asylum Plan Will Endanger LGBTQ Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018 Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099   Trump’s Plan to Cut Off Access to Asylum is Illegal and Will Endanger LGBTQ Lives Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its intention to adopt a new federal rule preventing certain individuals who enter the U.S. from Mexico from seeking asylum. For more than 20 years,...

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NCLR Statement on Trump’s Proposed Public Charge Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / 215.983.3099 NCLR Responds to the Cruelty of the Trump Administration’s Attack on Immigrant Families through its Proposed Public Charge Rule WASHINGTON, DC— Today the Trump administration published a proposed rule that would allow federal officials to deny a green card or permanent residency to immigrants they think may be likely to use...

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NCLR Statement: AG Sessions’ Decision to Exclude Domestic Violence and Gang Violence as Grounds for Asylum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 NCLR Statement in Response to Attorney General Sessions’ Decision to Exclude Domestic Violence and Gang Violence as Grounds for Asylum  WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions imposed stringent new limitations on asylum claims brought by those fleeing domestic or gang violence. This...

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CA Sanctuary Cities Case Gets Boost from LGBTQ Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2018 Contact:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099     California Sanctuary Cities Case Gets a Boost from LGBTQ Groups Groups file brief on irreparable harms to health and safety, and cite law enforcement opposition to Trump’s executive order   SAN FRANCISCO—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Transgender Law Center (TLC), Centro...

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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 following statement...

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

(San Francisco, CA, May 8, 2017)—Yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed controversial SB4 into law, a show-me-your-papers bill requiring local law enforcement and government officials to enforce federal immigration laws and banning sanctuary cities throughout the state of Texas.   National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell issued the following statement:   “There is a reason Texas law enforcement strongly opposed this legislation. This irrational law will decrease...

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NCLR Denounces Revised Muslim and Refugee Ban as a Threat to American Values and Safety

(San Francisco, CA, March 6, 2017) – Today the President signed an executive order revising this administration’s previous Muslim and refugee ban. That previous order triggered large protests around the country, and was quickly blocked by the federal courts, who determined that it was unconstitutional. The new order modifies the previous order, but maintains a ban on entry to individuals from six countries: Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, as well as a four month ban on all...

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NCLR Response to Trump’s Appointment of Steve Bannon as Chief White House Strategist

(November 16, 2016, San Francisco, CA)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights responds to President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon, whose news agency has been a vehicle for extreme views about racial and religious minorities, women, and LGBTQ people as his chief White House strategist and senior counselor. Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq.: “Steve Bannon’s appointment as a senior presidential advisor is a betrayal of the American people and of our...

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