Posts tagged asylum seekers
AsylumConnect Week in Review 02/25/2019

In the last week of February, we take a look at the realities asylum seekers face after applying for asylum in the U.S. After arriving in the U.S. some asylum seekers find themselves separated from family, suffering from inhumane conditions in detention centers or deported to dangerous countries. Read more to learn about issues facing the LGBTQ community and asylum seekers in the U.S.

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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 on Capitol Hill

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. 

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Together We Can Be Heard: A Video For President Trump

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. 

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