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
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.
On Thursday, March 8th, 2018, Katie Sgarro, AsylumConnect Co-Founder & President, traveled to Washington, D.C. to represent AsylumConnect on Capitol Hill. In honor of International Women's Day, Katie was invited to be a moderator for a unique panel discussion on female survivors of sexual violence seeking asylum in the U.S. The event, presented by the Refugee Alliance Network and supported by All Souls Church, took place at the Rayburn House Office Building, U.S. House of Representatives on Capitol Hill.Read More
Maikel is an award-winning campaigner and communication strategist. His political activism earned him nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and the Reporters Without Borders Netizen Prize. In 2014, Maikel moved to the U.S. to seek asylum after he suffered political persecution in his native Egypt.Read More
Since Donald Trump became the 45th President of the U.S., we have witnessed waves of xenophobia, Islamophobia and homophobia wash over America. But we refuse to stay silent. In this video, members of the AsylumConnect team share their thoughts on why it is important to value diversity and protect the rights of LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees.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