Scroll through NQAPIA’s work on immigrants’ rights–like DACA/DAPA updates, our DHS campaign, ongoings in the Spring Week of Action, Uncovering Our Stories videos, and more–in chronological order.

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Fact Sheet: Detention

End Immigration Detention for Vulnerable People Violations of immigration laws are a civil violation, and those in violation are detained in detention facilities as non-criminals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for immigrant detention facility, though over 67% of people detained are housed in county prisons, city prisons, and private facilities. Many in […]

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Fact Sheet: Racial Profiling

End the use of racial and religious profiling Our communities have been the targets of profiling by law enforcement based on various dimensions and intersections of our social identities. Under the immigration enforcement regime, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and Southeast Asian communities have continued to be especially vulnerable, being subject to unjust profiling based […]

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RISE UP! NQAPIA Week of Action Toolkit

ONLINE TOOLKIT Thank you for joining RISE UP! NQAPIA Week of Action on Immigration. The following is an online toolkit to support your event. For assistance contact or call 202-805-5405 WHY TAKE ACTION NOW? WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR THE WEEK OF ACTION? – Daca & Dapa – Educational Event – Phone Bank – Host […]

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Tell President Obama, Don’t Discriminate Against LGBTQ Immigrants

Expand Deferred Action for Families of All Shapes and Sizes The recent executive action on immigration taken by President Obama came as a result of tremendous effort by affected communities. More than four million undocumented people will be eligible for relief but the way it is structured disproportionately excludes LGBTQ people. Sign the petition to […]

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Immigration Corner

On February 16, just two days before the expanded DACA was supposed to open, a federal district court in the Southern District of Texas temporarily blocked its implementation. As of March, the district court in Texas still has not ruled on the government’s request for an emergency stay.  As a result, the Department of Justice […]



The original DACA program from 2012 is still accepting applications. Although the expanded DACA and DAPA programs are currently delayed by legal challenges, we expect these programs to will prevail through the courts. What is DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) & DEFERRED ACTION FOR PARENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY (DAPA)? DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) Administered by USCIS, DACA provides temporary […]


Immigration Relief Executive Action Fact Sheet

NQAPIA Immigration Relief Executive Action Fact Sheet People can currently apply for the DACA program that was announced on June 15, 2012. The expanded DACA program and DAPA is being delayed by partisan politics. We encourage people to prepare for the new programs. We will email our list as we have more information on the executive order. President Obama […]

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Breaking News: President Obama Announces Action on Immigration; Queer Asians respond For Immediate Release: November 21, 2014 Media  Contacts: Pabitra Benjamin, NQAPIA Organizing Director 202-805-5405, Roberta sklar 917-704-6358 (For Interview opportunities) QUEER ASIANS REVEL IN VICTORY BUT WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT  “The President’s action is a great step forward but the devil, and our dignity, […]