AsylumConnect Adds New Resource Page for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico
AsylumConnect Adds Information for People in Mexico Waiting to Seek LGBTQ Asylum in the U.S. to Resource Catalog
On December 20, 2018, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security announced the U.S. will now require people who seek asylum at the southwest border to wait in Mexico while the U.S. immigration courts decide their asylum cases. This policy applies to people arriving in or entering the U.S. from Mexico (illegally or without proper documentation).
AsylumConnect strongly condemns this policy as illegal, immoral and dangerous for LGBTQ Central Americans seeking safety. We call on the Trump administration to not implement this policy or at least immediately grant an exemption for LGBTQ asylum seekers at the southwest border due their "credible fear" of remaining in Mexico while their asylum cases are decided in the U.S.
In response to this new policy, we’ve added information for people in Mexico waiting to seek LGBTQ asylum in the U.S. to our resource catalog. If this policy stands, in addition to Canada, we will look to scale the first ever online resource catalog for LGBTQ asylum seekers to Mexico in 2019.
How TO USE OUR NEW RESOURCE PAGE TO HELP LGBTQ asylum seekers waiting in Mexico find LGBTQ-friendly SUPPORT
Visit our catalog website.
Click on the red “Are you waiting in Mexico to seek LGBTQ asylum in the U.S.? Click here” text.
Click on the icon for the type of support you’re looking for. (This page will automatically appear in Spanish. To change the language, click on “Espanol” at the top right-hand side of the screen and select a new language from the dropdown menu.)
This resource page can currently help you find 3 types of support:
Support in Mexico
A list of LGBTQ-friendly organizations providing support in Mexico. Select a city from the dropdown menu.
After you select a city, scroll down the page to see LGBTQ-friendly organizations who can help you in Mexico.
Seek LGBTQ Asylum in the U.S.
More information on the LGBTQ asylum process in the U.S., including the new U.S. policy requiring people who seek asylum at the southwest border to wait in Mexico while the U.S. immigration courts decide their cases. AsylumConnect will update this resource page when the U.S. releases more details on the implementation of this new policy, and its resulting impact on LGBTQ asylum seekers.
U.S. Arrival Support
More information on how the AsylumConnect resource catalog can support asylum seekers no matter when in their asylum journey they arrive in the U.S.
Know of other LGBTQ-friendly resources able to help asylum seekers waiting in Mexico? Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment below.