Although border states have begun plans to withdrawal troops from the southern border, President Tump has declared a national emergency in order to secure funding for his proposed wall. This week the U.N. and German parliament raised concerns about the safety of the LGBT community in Chechnya and North Africa respectively. For more information, please read on…Read More
In the first week of February, President Trump has called for tighter security along the U.S.-Mexico border. Promisingly, 2018 saw an increase in pro-LGBTQ bills passing into law. Read more to catch up with the latest LGBTQ and asylum seeking news from this week.Read More
This week an asylum-seeker has won one of Australia’s most prestigious literary prizes for the book he wrote in detention on Nauru. Mexico has made strides to improve conditions for migrants and asylum seekers waiting in the country. Read on to keep up-to-date with the latest news concerning the LGBTQ community and asylum seekers.Read More
This week, a Saudi woman’s pleas for asylum took social media by storm while President Trump continued to spread misinformation about the southern border.Read More
The start of 2019 brings troubling human rights news from Brazil as well as huge setbacks in America’s asylum policy.Read More
As 2018 comes to an end, the government shutdown continues while advocates challenge Trump’s transgender military ban.Read More
This week, we take a look at creative protests in favor and against Trump’s immigration policies as well as updated news on asylum seekers on the Mexican border.Read More
This week brings news of increased deportations and raises questions about ICE’s recent activities and powers. Here are five of the most important articles about immigration for AsylumConnect readers.Read More
This week, we take a look at the worsening border situation in Tijuana, Mexico as well as anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia. Here are five of the most important articles to keep you up to date with the latest LGBTQ and migration news.
This week included both setbacks and breakthroughs for the migrant caravan in Tijuana as well as blows to LGBTQ rights in North America and Asia. Here are five of the most significant LGBTQ and immigration news articles of the week.
With the Supreme Court’s recent upholding of the Muslim ban and a recent refusal of some Turkish provinces to register new Syrian refugees, the situation in Turkey is growing even darker for LGBTQ refugees.Read More
AsylumConnect strongly condemns the recent Supreme Court decision upholding President Trump's Muslim ban. This xenophobic and racist Muslim ban is inconsistent with core American values.Read More
In a rare move earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back of years of legal precedent by personally reversing an immigration court case—a decision that will disproportionately hurt LGBTQ and women asylum seekers.Read More
In a desperate bid for safety, approximately two dozen transgender women are currently gathered at the Mexico-U.S. border to begin the asylum seeking process.Read More
Lebanon’s homegrown LGBTQ activists are showing the world their commitment to Pride in the face of adversity.Read More
On March 31st, we celebrate International Trans Day of Visibility to mark the progress of trans people as well as raise awareness about the discrimination trans people continue to face.Read More
For LGBTQ Koreans, even in this highly charged sociopolitical context, the U.S. continues to represent safety, freedom, and a rare chance for authenticity.Read More
LGBTQ Pride month is a time to celebrate progress, but it should also be a time to galvanize and unite against persecution faced by our LGBTQ brothers and sisters.Read More
President Trump's revised executive order on immigration, issued on March 6, 2017, continues to risk the lives of refugees and asylum seekersRead More
As Co-Founder and President of AsylumConnect, I can attest to asylum seekers’ and refugees’ resilience and heroism. They deserve to be in this country. They are an invaluable asset to the U.S. - not a danger.
Trump’s recently signed executive order for “extreme vetting” of refugees flies in the face of everything our nation stands for. It jeopardizes the lives of innocent human beings. This ban is a disaster for our nation, for the global community, and for justice. Many refugees don't have months.Read More