LGBTQ DREAMers: Use Our Catalog to Find Legal Help
LGBTQ DREAMers can use the AsylumConnect resource catalog to find free, LGBTQ-friendly legal help
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program protects undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation. Despite its lifesaving implications, the future of this crucial program remains uncertain under the Trump administration.
For LGBTQ DREAMers, DACA means protection from deportation to countries where it remains dangerous to openly identify as LGBTQ. (More than three-quarters of all DACA recipients are from Mexico - a top home country of people seeking asylum in the U.S. due to persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.) The Williams Institute estimates that there are over 75,000 LGBTQ DREAMers in the U.S. and over 36,000 have participated in DACA, including 24,000 who renewed the program.
Yet, many DREAMers continue to struggle to keep up with the changing legal status of DACA and to afford DACA renewals. This is where our resource catalog comes in. LGBTQ DREAMers can use our catalog to help them find LGBTQ-friendly and pro bono legal help near them. Sample services provided by organizations listed in our catalog include:
"Get help with DACA application renewal"
"Get up-to-date information on the status of DACA"
HOW TO USE the asylumconnect resource catalog to find lgbtq-friendly legal help for daca:
Visit our catalog website and start typing your address, city or zip code in the U.S.
Click “Resource Type” and scroll down to the "Legal" category. Select "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)".
Then click on “Search” to begin finding safe legal help near you. Scroll down the page to view the legal providers who can help you.
Click on the blue "See more information" text under any of the organizations' names to learn more about services and view contact information.
See the “How to visit this resource” section for instructions on how to contact the legal provider to get the help you need.
At AsylumConnect, we stand with all DREAMers in their quest to remain home. DREAMers - and their parents - deserve to stay in the U.S. with a pathway to citizenship.