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Nation’s Leading LGBTQ Advocacy Organizations Respond to Senate Judiciary Committee Failure to Consider UAFA

This statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Lambda Legal, Equality Federation and the National Center for Transgender Equality. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to passing compassionate, comprehensive immigration reform that will provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented men, women and children living in our country, including at...

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NCLR Responds to Introduction of Federal Immigration Reform Legislation

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, April 17, 2013)— Today, a bipartisan group of Senators who have been working on a plan to fix the current broken U.S. immigration system released their long-awaited proposal for comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The bill, called the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, presents a massive overhaul to many aspects of our current approach to immigration. The plan provides a...

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On National Immigration Day of Action, Nation’s Leading LGBTQ Advocacy Organizations Stand in Solidarity for Immigration Reform

“LGBTQ people are immigrants and immigration is an LGBTQ issue” (Washington, D.C., April 10, 2013)—Today, national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organizations join local, state, and national immigration, civil rights, and LGBTQ groups and advocates marching for justice for all immigrants on National Immigration Day of Action. Standing in solidarity with the immigration movement in calling on Congress to do the right thing and pass fair and humane comprehensive...

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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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$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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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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LGBTQ Legal Groups Support Undocumented Law Graduate, Urge California Supreme Court to Grant Law License

(San Francisco, CA, July 18, 2012)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of itself and Lambda Legal urging the California Supreme Court to grant the application of a California law school graduate who is also an undocumented immigrant to become a licensed attorney in California. The brief was filed in support of Sergio C. Garcia’s application to become a member of the State Bar of California. The Board of Examiners of the California State Bar...

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provisions of Arizona Immigration Law

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq. (San Francisco, CA, June 25, 2012)—Today, in a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three key provisions of the draconian Arizona immigration law, S.B. 1070, and upheld another provision for further judicial interpretation without reaching a final determination of its validity. Justice Elena Kagan abstained. The Court struck down three sections of the law, including a provision that made it a crime for all documented...

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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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