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.


NQAPIA Joins National Asian American Statement on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

NQAPIA, along with other members of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), the leading coalition of national Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) advocacy organizations, issued a joint statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup in favor of S. 744- Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.  The bill, which […]

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Uplifting all voices: A call for inclusive immigration reform debate // Thurs, April 25, 2013 (DC)

Join APALA-DC, NAPAWF-DC, and NQAPIA on Thursday, April 25 for a conversation about comprehensive immigration reform and what it means for those whose needs and voices have been largely marginalized by the dominant national conversation: including temporary workers, LGBTQ Asian immigrants, and immigrant survivors of violence. Hear the latest on the immigration reform debate locally […]

NQAPIA Statement on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

For Immediate Release:  April 17, 2013 NQAPIA Statement on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Washington, DC- April 16, 2013 marks an historic turning point in the journey towards comprehensive immigration reform and a more inclusive system of migration. While today’s introduction of  S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” contains […]

Coalition of Asian LGBT Groups Host Boston LGBT Immigration Forum

Contact: Ben de Guzman;; 202-422-4909 RSVP via Facebook:   What: An evening discussion focused on comprehensive immigration reform and what it means for LGBT Asian Americans, South Asian, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders.  Share your/ your family’s story or come to listen. Refreshments and refreshing conversation will be provided. An LGBT member of […]

NQAPIA Op-Ed on LGBT Undocumented

NQAPIA Co-Director Ben de Guzman attended the launch of a report by the Center for American Progress and the Williams Institute on LGBT undocumented immigrants.  Some of the key findings of “Living in Dual Shadows” include: 267,000 LGBT undocumented immigrants LGBT undocumented immigrants are more likely to be Asian (15% of the LGBT undocumented population v. […]

Dialing In: How to Get Involved in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

RSVP HERE: NQAPIA will be hosting a special Briefing, “Dialing In: How to Get Involved in Comprehensive Immigration Reform” on Wednesday, February 27.  We will be discussing the most recent updates on the national debate around comprehensive immigration reform and provide specific tools and resources on how you can get involved. Can you join […]

Uncovering Our Stories: LGBT Asian/ South Asian/ Southeast Asian/ Pacific Islander Immigrants Speak OUT on Immigration

(Photo:  Jose Antonio Vargas, openly gay undocumented immigrant and founder of, speaks at 2012 NQAPIA Conference)   As the debates around comprehensive immigration reform heat up, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) seeks to ensure that the real life concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Asian American, South Asian, […]

All LGBT Immigrants Need to be Considered in Immigration Reform

For Immediate Release:  January 29, 2013   Contact: Ben de Guzman NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs Phone:  202-422-4909 E-mail:   This week, the debate on comprehensive immigration reform took real shape with the Senate introducing a bipartisan framework on principles on Monday, and the President making a statement on Tuesday. The National Queer Asian Pacific […]

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New Fact Sheets on LGBT Immigrant Rights

Check out these new fact sheets on LGBT Immigrant Rights from NQAPIA and the Asian American Justice Center: LGBT Detention Enforcement Fact Sheet Undocumented LGBT Fact Sheet Please share widely with other friends, colleagues, and organizations who advocate for the rights of immigrants and LGBT people. Thank you!