Understanding the Muslim Bans

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Understanding the Muslim Bans **Current as of February 1,2018 ** The Muslim Bans are a series of discriminatory executive orders and proclamations that the Trump administration has implemented. The first version, Muslim Ban 1.0, was signed and went into effect on 1/27/2017. Within a day of this first executive order being … Read more Understanding the Muslim Bans

FACT SHEET: LGBTQ Rights in South Korea

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South Korea has the makings of a broad legal framework to protect LGBT people from discrimination and violence, but it lacks provisions for enforcement and remedy. You can help by writing to the Korean president and urging the government to institute tangible mechanisms to hold perpetrators of anti-LGBT discrimination accountable. Only then can the LGBT … Read more FACT SHEET: LGBTQ Rights in South Korea

Fact Sheet: The State of LGBTQ Rights in Asia and the Pacific

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] In many countries throughout Asia and the Pacific, same-sex activity is legal. However, most countries lack LGBTQ anti-discrimination laws and provisions for same-sex marriage, and many don’t allow citizens to change their legal gender. LGBTQ people are also not allowed to openly serve in the military in the majority of countries … Read more Fact Sheet: The State of LGBTQ Rights in Asia and the Pacific

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] The Honor Roll NQAPIA thanks the following law firms and corporate legal departments for their pro bono support and diversity and inclusion partnerships to support the LGBTQ Asian community over the past year. [/av_textblock] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] 3M Legal Department (St. Paul) drafted model guidance language for NQAPIA to propose … Read more Legal Eagles

Immigration Relief Executive Action Fact Sheet

NQAPIA Immigration Relief Executive Action Fact Sheet People can currently apply for the DACA program that was announced on June 15, 2012. The expanded DACA program and DAPA is being delayed by partisan politics. We encourage people to prepare for the new programs. We will email our list as we have more information on the executive order. President Obama … Read more Immigration Relief Executive Action Fact Sheet

Indian Supreme Court: Desi LGBT Organizing in the Diaspora

This week, the Indian Supreme Court issued a ruling that allowed for the creation of a “third gender” to broaden the country’s gender classification systems. Many of NQAPIA’s partner groups, especially those focusing on serving South Asian LGBT communities, have been following events unfolding in India with respect to the LGBT communities there. As Indians and South … Read more Indian Supreme Court: Desi LGBT Organizing in the Diaspora