AsylumConnect strongly opposes any attempts by the administration to reduce or shutdown the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The refugee resettlement ceiling must be raised - not lowered.Read More
We strongly condemn the new U.S. asylum rule barring asylum applications from individuals at the southern border who passed through a third country on their way to the U.S. but did not seek asylum in that country.Read More
On June 20th, 2019, AsylumConnect released a new video in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month and World Refugee Day.
In this video, LGBTQ community members and allies read anonymous stories from LGBTQ asylum seekers.
In this guest blog post by our Assistant Director Data Management, Carissa Chantiles provides an introduction to queer migration and shows why organizations such as AsylumConnect are needed. If you’re interested in learning more about why LGBTQ asylum is necessary, continue reading.Read More
As part of AsylumConnect’s new initiative to spotlight service providers on the ground working to advance LGBTQ equality and immigrant rights, we’re proud to feature Arkansans for Equality.Read More
Marginalized LGBTQ youth (including those seeking asylum, the undocumented and those experiencing homelessness) can use our free resource website and app as a digital one-stop-shop to meet their needs in all aspects of their lives.Read More
We’ve launched a new online store just in time for Pride. Proceeds from this store will help connect LGBTQ asylum seekers with safe services and support. Check out our 2019 Pride collection!Read More
This Pride, we want all members of the LGBTQ community to know #YouBelong.Read More
Edafe Okporo, director of RDJ Refugee Shelter, shares three things he wished he knew before seeking LGBTQ asylum in the U.S. and welcomes questions from LGBTQ asylum seekers. Read on to learn what an LGBTQ asylee thinks everybody should know about applying for asylum in the U.S.
Register for a free AsylumConnect service provider user account and connect your account to your organization’s catalog profile to easily edit its information, save and share resource referrals, and more!Read More
Press release: With this AsylumConnect expansion, LGBTQ asylum seekers will now be able to search for verified LGBTQ-and asylum-friendly services across Canadian provinces and access legal guides on the LGBTQ asylum process.Read More
On April 30, 2019, the AsylumConnect team released an improved version of the first ever online resource database for LGBTQ asylum. Learn how the new catalog works.Read More
Press release: Started as a U.S. resource, AsylumConnect has added resources in Mexico and a full-scale launch in Canada is planned for April.Read More
AsylumConnect named among the inaugural winners of the Urban Justice Center’s Social Justice Accelerator competition.Read More
LGBTQ undocumented immigrants can use the AsylumConnect resource catalog to find LGBTQ-friendly services that do not require documentation to access.Read More
Katie Sgarro, AsylumConnect’s co-founder and president, has been selected from thousands of applicants as a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow to receive a $50,000 grant and tailored support to continue to improve and scale AsylumConnect’s lifesaving services.Read More
Learn more about AsylumConnect’s plans for 2019. Together, we can ensure all persecuted LGBTQ people find the safety to live freely.Read More
In response to the Trump administration’s recent asylum policy, AsylumConnect has added information for people in Mexico waiting to seek LGBTQ asylum in the U.S. to its resource catalog.Read More
AsylumConnect has been named to the Fall 2018 “Unfunded List.” Twice a year, the Unfunded List team highlights the top proposals submitted by social entrepreneurs around the world which deserve more funding.Read More
AsylumConnect reacts to the Trump administration’s “Migration Protection Protocols” policy, requiring people who seek asylum at the southwest border to wait in Mexico while the U.S. immigration courts decide their asylum cases. This policy is illegal and immoral. LGBTQ asylum seekers cannot wait safely in Mexico.Read More