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...


$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...


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...


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...


NCLR Applauds California Governor Signing State Dream Act into Law

Statement by NCLR Federal Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq. (San Francisco, CA, October 11, 2011)—On Saturday, October 8, 2011, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state’s Dream Act into law, eliminating discrimination against undocumented students who graduate from high schools and are on a path toward citizenship, who will now be able to apply to the state’s public universities as residents. The new law grants equal access to in-state tuition and allows students access to both private...


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