transgender immigrant

Uplifting Transgender Voices – Our Client’s Story

Oprima aquí para leer la versión en Español de esta publicación [Editor’s note: Name changed in this article to protect NCLR client’s privacy.] After a lifetime of hardship, Sammie, an NCLR Immigration Project client, has finally found a new sense of community and belonging with the San Francisco based organization El/La Para TransLatinas. With the strength of her community behind her, Sammie continues to spread positivity for all transgender Latinx people escaping persecution and extends her...


Y.G. is a transgender woman from Mexico who suffered severe physical and mental abuse from her family because of her gender identity. Growing up, her family insisted that she act more “masculine,” and she was physically abused when she refused. She went to the police, but they ignored her need for protection. In February 2007, Y.G. was badly beaten by gang members who left her bleeding from head wounds. Fearing for her life, she fled to the United States. In February 2009, she was...