IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS

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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Marking the day of uplift: #TransLivesMatter

Written by: Janani Bala On the eve of Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) and marking the day of uplift for #TransLivesMatter, we continue to have a great deal to mourn. Every 32 hours a trans woman is reported murdered. 2013 was a record year for violence against LGBTQ people, with a 29% increase over the […]

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We need administrative relief on immigration NOW!

President Obama promised to act on immigration reform after the midterm elections. NQAPIA is urging that any administrative relief will include the special needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders. Executive action by the President will help more than 267,000 LGBT undocumented immigrants – a disproportionate share […]

NQAPIA joins AAPI and Immigrant Rights Fight for Families March

NQAPIA in Solidarity with LGBT Immigration Action at White House

September 10, 2014- Many of our friends in the LGBT movement gathered at the White House yesterday to raise their voices in disappointment over President Obama’s recent announcement that he will wait until after the November midterm elections before issuing executive action on immigration. While we know that the ongoing intransigence of the House of Representative’s leadership […]

NQAPIA Immigration News

Immigration Update: Where We’re at and What You Can Do

The national debate about immigration stands at a crossroads as we celebrate LGBT Pride month. We have moved the ball further than ever before, but with the midterm elections coming up in November, unless the Congress moves in June or July, nothing will happen legislatively this year. We are pushing the Congress to pass immigration […]

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We’re Hiring! Immigrants’ Rights Organizer

PLEASE NOTE: We have expanded our search for this position. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.   Job Announcement: LGBT Immigrants’ Rights Program Coordinator June 16, 2014   Title: Immigrant Rights Organizer (Or “Senior Organizing Fellow” depending on experience) Location: Washington, DC Job Status:  Full-Time for one year Reports to:  NQAPIA Co-Director Compensation: Commensurate with professional experience   […]

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Washington, DC Special Screening of “Documented” and Q&A featuring filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas- June 1, 2014

We are pleased to present a special screening of Jose Antonio Vargas’ film, “Documented” during its opening weekend in the nation’s capital.   Tickets are general admission- we STRONGLY encourage people to buy tickets online in advance here.   For the Sunday June 1 5pm showing, Jose will be on hand for a Q&A panel […]

NQAPIA Partners Come to Washington, DC: Bringing the Local Flavor

Photo Caption: NQAPIA partners with staff from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus   The flurry of activities in Washington, DC around Asian American/ Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month continued this week, but took on a distinctly queer tone as local partners from NQAPIA’s network came to the nation’s capital to take part in the action […]

White House: Inside and Outside

This week, Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) LGBT people spent a lot of time engaging the White House on a range of issues. On Thursday April 24, the White House honored the most recent round of “Champions of Change,” recognizing AAPI advocates who worked to improve access to health care […]

NQAPIA Immigration Update: From Buford Highway to the Beltway

This past weekend, participants at our Atlanta Regional Summit put their learnings into practice and engaged the immigration reform debate by calling on their friends and family to weigh in on legislation being considered in Washington, DC. At the Center for Pan Asian Community Services in the Buford Highway ethnic neighborhood, 20 phone bankers in […]

LGBT Asian Americans Come to Atlanta with a Sense of History

Caption: The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, site for NQAPIA 2014 Atlanta Regional  Summit   National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance brings first LGBT Asian American Conference to the South and Supports National April 5 Day of Action on Deportation   For Immediate Release April 4, 2014 Ben de Guzman 202-422-4909 Ben_deGuzman@nqapia.org Atlanta, GA- […]