Why Queer APIs Want to #EndLGBTQDetention

#EndLGBTQDetention The government may segregate immigrant transgender women in Adelanto Detention Facility, CA

As queer Asian American Pacific Islander communities who have an investment in abolishing immigration detention and deportation, this has been quite a week. On Monday, Jeb Bush explained that anchor babies are not a Latino phenomenon—but rather an Asian one. Through his comments, Bush again posits Asian Americans as “forever foreigners,” coming to the U.S. … Read more Why Queer APIs Want to #EndLGBTQDetention

Ask President Obama to End Racial and Religious Profiling, Detention, & Deportation!

The President’s Immigration Action paved a path for administrative relief for many people in our communities. It also created a new set of priorities for immigration enforcement that have resulted in thousands of people being profiled, detained, and deported in a matter of months. Racial and religious profiling is rampant all over the country, including … Read more Ask President Obama to End Racial and Religious Profiling, Detention, & Deportation!

Twitter Chat & National Call

RiseUp! NQAPIA Week of Action on Immigration Twitter Chat Saturday, 4/18 4-5 p.m. EDT/1-2 p.m. PDT   Join us for a twitter chat during our Week of Action on issues impacting LGBT AAPI immigrants & our allies, including profiling, detention, deportation, DACA/DAPA, the executive action, and more. Tweet under #RiseUpNQAPIA to join in! Contact communications@nqapia.org for … Read more Twitter Chat & National Call

Fact Sheet: Detention

End Immigration Detention for Vulnerable People Violations of immigration laws are a civil violation, and those in violation are detained in detention facilities as non-criminals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for immigrant detention facility, though over 67% of people detained are housed in county prisons, city prisons, and private facilities. Many in … Read more Fact Sheet: Detention

Fact Sheet: Detention

End Immigration Detention for Vulnerable People Violations of immigration laws are a civil violation, and those in violation are detained in detention facilities as non-criminals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for immigrant detention facility, though over 67% of people detained are housed in county prisons, city prisons, and private facilities. Many in … Read more Fact Sheet: Detention

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 … Read more Marking the day of uplift: #TransLivesMatter

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 DefineAmerican.com, 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, … Read more Uncovering Our Stories: LGBT Asian/ South Asian/ Southeast Asian/ Pacific Islander Immigrants Speak OUT on Immigration