AsylumConnect Week in Review-05/06/2019

This week brings mixed news for asylum seekers and the LGBTQ community. While President Trump proposed new restrictions on asylum seekers 10 transgender women won their asylum case in Texas. If you’d like to know the latest news affecting asylum seekers and LGBTQ rights keep reading.

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AsylumConnect Week in Review- 04/29/2019

We’re bringing you the most current news to keep you well informed about asylum seekers and the LGBTQ community. While Mexico grows increasingly reluctant to aid migrant caravans, Pope Francis donates $500,000 to migrants. The U.S. supreme court, with a conservative majority, is set to take up LGBT job discrimination cases. Read on to learn more.

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AsylumConnect Week in Review- 04/22/2019

As AsylumConnect prepares to expand into Canada, we’re bringing keeping you up-to-date with the latest LGBTQ asylum seeking news from Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico. This week, the Canadian government introduced a new law designed to stop “asylum shopping”. In the U.S.A., the “remain in Mexico” policy was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read on to learn more about issues effecting the LGBTQ and asylum seeking community.

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AsylumConnect Week in Review 04/08/2019

As more countries continue to crackdown on LGBTQ rights, AsylumConnect shares stories of LGBTQ asylum seekers in Egypt and Brunei. Worryingly, Azerbaijan, one of the worst countries for LGBTQ rights in Europe, conducted raids targeting transgender citizens. Read more to learn about LGBTQ and asylum seeker rights around the world.

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AsylumConnect Week in Review 04/01/2019

On the day after International Transgender Day of Visibility, an ICE detention center in New Mexico is accused of abusing its transgender and gay detainees. In another shocking move, Brunei is set to enact the death penalty for homosexuality. Please keep reading to stay informed on the most important news for asylum seekers and the LGBTQ community.

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AsylumConnect Week in Review 03/25/2019

In the final week of March, we take a look at some of the most influential news from the asylum seeking and LGBTQ community. On Tuesday, Human Rights Watch condemned Japan’s outdated and inhumane laws directed at transgender people. In response to the ‘remain in Mexico’ policy, asylum seekers pleaded to stay in the U.S. while awaiting the results of their case.

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AsylumConnect Week in Review 03/18/2019

This week AsylumConnect brings you the latest news on how the “remain in Mexico” immigration policy has affected asylum seekers. In a chilling update to last week's news of human rights violations against LGBTQ Chechens, Ramzan Kadyrov promised his government will no longer tolerate human rights activists. Read on to learn more about issues facing asylum seekers and the LGBTQ community.

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AsylumConnect Week in Review 02/25/2019

In the last week of February, we take a look at the realities asylum seekers face after applying for asylum in the U.S. After arriving in the U.S. some asylum seekers find themselves separated from family, suffering from inhumane conditions in detention centers or deported to dangerous countries. Read more to learn about issues facing the LGBTQ community and asylum seekers in the U.S.

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