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 Delivers 971 Postcards to Trump to Preserve DACA

Today, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) delivered 971 postcards from LGBTQ Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders (APIs) and allies from across the country urging Mr. Trump and Congress to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program has helped thousands of LGBTQ API young people trying […]

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Fact Sheet: Texas SB4’s Impact on LGBT & Asian Communities

What is Texas Senate Bill 4? On May 4, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law SB4, one of the nation’s most rigorous anti-immigrant laws passed since Donald Trump took office. It bans “sanctuary cities” where immigrants are protected in that local police officers are limited in asking for or disclosing someone’s immigration status. The […]

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Celebrating our Community

Dear friends, This is a difficult time for many of us. It’s hard to find support with the deluge of despicable declarations that have been coming from the White House. But, we have to support each other. And, there are several champions in our community who have supported the queer API community and efforts to […]

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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 […]