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May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014 – Immigration Equality, the national leader in LGBT immigration law, urges all decision makers in Washington D.C. to move toward creating more inclusive immigration policy and law.

“The LGBT immigrant community has already waited too long for immigration reform. Congress is the only branch of government that can change the laws that are tearing our families apart; the President has the power to implement the laws more fairly. We cannot rely on only one or the other. All decision-makers must move forward. Every delay has life-threatening consequences for LGBT immigrants – deportations should stop, requirements for benefits must be inclusive, and LGBT people need alternatives to detention now. We know who is suffering and we know how to fix it. Both Congress and the President have the ability, authority and responsibility to act.”

Trina Olson, Interim Executive Director of Immigration Equality


Since 1994, Immigration Equality has been representing LGBT and HIV-positive asylum seekers, detainees, and binational couples, who are fighting for safety, fair treatment, and freedom. Immigration Equality represents people from around the world fleeing violence, abuse and persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV status. Our team of legal experts has won asylum for more than 500 LGBT and HIV-positive individuals.

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