Posts tagged LGBTQ asylum seekers
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 On Tuesday, Human Rights Watch condemned Japan’s outdated and inhumane laws directed at transgender people.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 02/18/2019

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…

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AsylumConnect Week in Review 02/03/2019

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.

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AsylumConnect Week in Review 01/28/2019

This week was full of set backs and strides for LGBTQ rights across the world. While Chechneya has renewed their anti-LGBTQ purge, the United States and Angola took steps to protect the LGBTQ community. Here are five of the most important articles from this week.

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A Guide to Philadelphia for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

AsylumConnect has created a helpful and handy guide for LGBTQ asylum seekers in Philadelphia. We’ve compiled the most important and up-to-date information for new Philadelphians . Read on to learn more about transportation, local laws, and state resources for LGBTQ asylum seekers in Philadelphia. Welcome to Philly!

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A Guide to New York City for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

AsylumConnect has created a helpful and handy guide for LGBTQ asylum seekers in New York City. We’ve compiled the most important and up-to-date information for new New Yorkers. Read on to learn more about transportation, local laws, and state resources for LGBTQ asylum seekers in New York City. Welcome to New York City!

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