Home > In the News > Latin Post: Immigration Reform Update: Advocacy, Civil Rights Groups Urge Obama to Ensure Executive Action Includes Undocumented LGBT Immigrants

By Michael Oleaga | September 2, 2014

A coalition of Latino, Asian-American and LGBTQ advocacy and civil rights groups have urged President Barack Obama to ensure the LGBTQ community is included in any potential action regarding undocumented immigrants.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and 12 other organizations, including Immigration Equality, League of United Latin American Citizens, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and Presente.org wrote a letter to Obama as he potentially plans to announce executive actions addressing the immigration crisis and the influx of undocumented immigrant minors crossing the U.S.-Mexican border.

According to MALDEF President and General Counsel Thomas Saenz, the U.S. has made “great strides” in eradicating discrimination against the LGBTQ community with laws governing marriage and family, but policies should also recognize other continuing effects of discrimination.

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