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Please join me in wishing our clients Darion and Brenton a happy fourth wedding anniversary!

Darion and Brenton married in New York in 2011 — something they never dreamed they could do back in their home country of Jamaica, where they had both received death threats before fleeing to the U.S. in search of safety.

They were one of our first married gay couples to apply for asylum after DOMA’s repeal, and with our help, they both won their cases and the peace of mind that comes with having a safe place to call home.

Earlier this year, they both received permanent residence status and travel documents. Then, this week they celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary. Now that they have safety and security, they are preparing to adopt and grow their family.

“It is because of Immigration Equality’s work that we are able to live in a country like the United States, where we can be free, gay and proud, and safe as a married couple.”
— Darion and Brenton
Jamaican asylum winners and former Immigration Equality clients

Stand up for families like Darion and Brenton’s by becoming a supporter today. Your generosity helps ensure that LGBT immigrants like Darion and Brenton win a safe place to call home in the U.S.

This year, your support helped us expand our legal services across the country and save the lives of more than 120 LGBT and HIV-affected immigrants while maintaining our 99% win rate. Let’s make that number even bigger next year!

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