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.

1882: Anti-Chinese travel ban; 1952: Anti-LGBT travel ban; 1987: Anti-HIV travel ban; 2017: Anti-Muslim travel ban // Tell them: #NeverAgain #QueerAzaadi www.nomuslimbanever.com

LGBT Asians/South Asians Urge U.S.  Supreme Court to Strike Down Trump’s  Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

Read the LGBT Amicus Brief at bit.ly/17-956 Tomorrow on April 25, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Donald Trump’s third iteration of his anti-Muslim Travel Ban. The ban, issued by Executive Order, bars people from certain majority Muslim countries from coming to the United States. LGBT Asian/South Asian groups submitted an […]

1882: Anti-Chinese travel ban; 1952: Anti-LGBT travel ban; 1987: Anti-HIV travel ban; 2017: Anti-Muslim travel ban // Tell them: #NeverAgain #QueerAzaadi www.nomuslimbanever.com

Not Another Death Threat: Queer and Trans Muslim Realities in America

By Almas Haider There should be a name for the particular depression of living as a queer trans Muslim of color in America. A specific PTSD of walking the streets in constant fear of being racialized as Muslim and have your gender and sexual orientation questioned. The pleasure of not just having one day a […]

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Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBTQ South Asians – Why We Should Care

Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBTQ South Asians – Why We Should Care By Amrit Uprety of KhushATX and Sasha W. of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) This past week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4) one of the most rigorous anti-immigrant laws passed since Donald Trump took […]

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Help Us Save DACA Today!

#DefendDACA & Speak Out for Our Communities Six months ago, the Trump administration announced a future end to the DACA program unless Congress acts to preserve it. Today is that day. DACA’s cancellation will make 800,000 undocumented young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children again fear deportation and separation from their family, friends, and […]

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OpEd: The Dream Act & the LGBTQ Community: So Much at Stake

OpEd By Glenn D. Magpantay, NQAPIA Executive Director Take Action: Send an email to Congress Congress must pass the Dream Act. So much is at stake for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) undocumented young people. In September, Donald Trump said he would cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unless Congress […]

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VICTORY: NQAPIA’s LGBTQ Amicus Brief in Federal Court Helps Block Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

You may have heard that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban on Dec. 22. What you may not yet have heard is that the Court made specific reference to NQAPIA’s amicus brief in its legal reasoning. This is a significant victory. Court opinions very rarely cite amicus […]

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Support LGBTQ API Undocumented Immigrant Youth

Earlier this month, we had another attack on immigrants: Trump called for an end to DACA. Since then, he has seemed to flip-flop on if he supports undocumented youth, but we need your unwavering support. We believe undocumented LGBTQ API people deserve to live, work, and study in the US without fear of deportation. What’s […]

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#RedefineSecurity: Sahar Shafqat, 44 (Washington DC)

“When I was on my way to India with Sapna, my wife, we received boarding passes with a quadruple S (SSSS) security code. I had received that code before, so we knew: it’s going to be one of those security experiences. A TSA agent opened up a security line just for us. Each of us needed to […]

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#RedefineSecurity: Kevin Lam, 26 (QAPA Boston & NQAPIA)

“In 2013, as Khmer New Year in Providence, RI was wrapping up, my co-worker was stopped by police. My co-worker and I were the main transportation for young people we worked with to get home after the event. When I saw that my co-worker had been stopped, I made a u-turn to check-in on her […]