A new executive order from Trump changes the rules for how someone has to have entered the US to apply for asylum, leaving many immigrants — including LGBT migrants seeking asylum — in dangerous limbo.
“I think, ‘I will never be like them. Never.’ Though I can live here, I can work here, have a house here, but my mind is not like theirs. Because we all come here with a little war inside and it never stops.” Elvira Brodskaya and her wife fled persecution in Russia and settled in New York. But even in the U.S., they can’t escape all the fears of their past.
“At the start of migration season the ruby-throated hummingbird has only one goal in mind – she has to almost double her body weight, in order to survive a treacherous trip across the gulf of Mexico. At the start of migration season, the black-haired filmmaker has but one goal in mind: build a strong enough case to survive the gauntlet of work-visa processing.”
Announcing the end of DACA is a political statement rooted in racism and bigotry. While DACA is a flawed program, it represented a step in the right direction. Now it represents a vault of information that can be used against its recipients by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“We’ll continue resisting because as LGBTQ folks, as immigrant folks, we have been resisting, since the day we have decided to live authentically and unafraid and unapologetically.”
“I couldn’t afford to go home, but it was common knowledge among the many international students that, technically, one could remain in the country beyond the visa validity period as long as you were still enrolled in school. So I did.”
The Supreme Court propped up Trump’s “travel ban” while agreeing to hear the case this fall. They’ve also got some of those good ol’ “religious freedom” challenges that endanger LGBT people in the hopper.
After a decade of using our community to score votes, the Tories have shown that they were always waiting to throw us under the bus.
The Canadian Government’s new guidelines on processing LGBTQI refugees includes more inclusive language and highlights concerns about stereotypes.
Whether through choices in game design or getting to know other queer attendees, many of us found Train Jam to be an amazing opportunity to express our identities, learn new skills, and build valuable community.
We’re allowing vulnerable refugees and migrants to come to harm, and it’s up to us to hold the government accountable.
Undocumented student Daniela Vargas bravely spoke out at a news conference advocating for immigrants and was shortly detained by ICE. She’s now facing immediate deportation without a hearing. She’s lived in the U.S. since she was 7 years old.
Hundreds took to the streets of south-east London to support migrants at this weekend’s Peckham Pride.
What you can do to help rescind the Muslim Ban right now.
From immigrants to refugees to Native land to the denizens of Chicago and more, Trump’s already making it very clear who he plans to hurt with the power of his office. A few months ago they were bigoted campaign promises; now they’re very quickly becoming terrifying reality.
Trump’s hateful immigration speech is costing him support; major Supreme Court decision that restores voting rights to North Carolina, Britain still isn’t sure how to accomplish Brexit and more.
Who the closing of private prisons will help (and who it won’t); changes in Donald Trump’s campaign, the Dakota Access Pipeline and more.
Indiana’s tourism took a hit after last year’s RFRA law was passed and they have six new anti-gay bills up for debate tomorrow, a grand jury indicts anti-choice activists who shot undercover video of Planned Parenthood, Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles, a bisexual Jamaican receives asylum and more news!
Jennicet Gutiérrez, Rita, Karolina and Joselyn tell us what real support for undocumented trans women looks like.
Kim Davis goes back to work, San Francisco jails take steps to house trans women in correct facilities, April Gross is the second woman to score in a college football game, and more news.