Tag: trans*

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

Why Queer APIs Want to #EndLGBTQDetention

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. […]

Actions, Archive, Immigration, Resource

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 […]

Archive, Blogroll, Events

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 […]

Archive, Immigration, Resource

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 […]