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 On Tuesday, Human Rights Watch condemned Japan’s outdated and inhumane laws directed at transgender people.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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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
"No group is ultimately safe from prejudice, bigotry, and harassment so long as any group is subject to special negative treatment."
Did you know an openly gay black man was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. King's mentor?Read More
Forced into exile after becoming engaged to an American man, Michael Namelum courageously shares his history of violence, fear, discrimination, and finally, hope.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
AsylumConnect fully condemns the bigoted rhetoric of the Trump campaign.Read More