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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NQAPIA Blasts Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

MEDIA RELEASE for January 26, 2017 Contact: Sasha W., NQAPIA Organizing Director, 909-343-2219, sasha@nqapia.org NQAPIA Blasts Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance blasted Mr. Trump’s executive orders calling them “detrimental to the interest of the American public—immigrants and citizens alike,” according to Glenn D. Magpantay, NQAPIA’s Executive Director. Yesterday, […]

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Creating Change 2017

The National LGBTQ Task Force sponsors and organizes the Creating Change. The 29th Creating Change will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia from January 18-22, 2017. Many of these events are open to all, and we encourage active participation. If you do not identify with the event, please respect requests for safe […]

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Guidance on Profiling – Letter to President Obama and DHS

December 26, 2016 To: Barack Obama, President of the United States Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Felicia Escobar, Special Assistant to the President for Immigration Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council Manar Waheed, Deputy Policy Director of Immigration, White House Domestic Policy Council Over the past two years, we have been […]

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Media Release: Time to Close the Immigration Loophole and End Illegal Profiling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 23, 2016 TIME TO CLOSE THE IMMIGRATION LOOPHOLE AND END ILLEGAL PROFILING Advocates submit policy guidance to DHS to close profiling loophole At critical moment, as Obama Administration dismantles Muslim special registry, guidelines to end profiling in immigration enforcement gains urgency, momentum Today, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) […]

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We’re Thankful for these Precautions before Trump Takes Office

There are a number of measures that LGBTQ APIs should do to protect themselves and their families under a Trump Administration. NQAPIA has consulted with immigration lawyers, public policy experts, and other attorneys to identify issues of particular importance to LGBTQ Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders. Many of these applications will […]

2016 Voter Infographics

API’s are the largest set of new immigrants (both documented & undocumented) to the US. AAPI’s are the nation’s fastest growing minority group & an increasing segment of the LGBT community. This year’s presidential race will be very close and decided by the slimmest of margins. (Source: Washington Post, CNN) By 2060, 1 of every […]

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Report Back: #15YearsLater Action in DC

Did you see us in DC last week? Along with KhushDC, NQAPIA organized a protest on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Dozens of #15YearsLater protesters blocked traffic for hours and demanded that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson end the legalized profiling of our communities: queer and trans Muslims, South Asians, and APIs. In […]

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Showing Up in Solidarity #15YearsLater: Reflections from our Accomplices & Family

This past Sunday, on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, over 60 people created mock checkpoints across Washington, D.C. and shut down the intersection of 14th St and U St NW for two hours. As queer and trans Muslims and South Asians, we demanded an end to the legalized profiling of our people, especially by Secretary […]