LGBT Asians/South Asians Urge U.S.  Supreme Court to Strike Down Trump’s  Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

1882: Anti-Chinese travel ban; 1952: Anti-LGBT travel ban; 1987: Anti-HIV travel ban; 2017: Anti-Muslim travel ban // Tell them: #NeverAgain #QueerAzaadi www.nomuslimbanever.com

Read the LGBT Amicus Brief at bit.ly/17-956 Tomorrow on April 25, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Donald Trump’s third iteration of his anti-Muslim Travel Ban. The ban, issued by Executive Order, bars people from certain majority Muslim countries from coming to the United States. LGBT Asian/South Asian groups submitted an … Read more LGBT Asians/South Asians Urge U.S.  Supreme Court to Strike Down Trump’s  Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

Report Profiling

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To report/file a complaint about your own experiences with racial or religious profiling, check out the resources below. Filing Complaints Related to Private Airlines / Airline Personnel: Department of Transportation’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division collects complaints and conducts investigations regarding airline services. http://airconsumer.dot.gov/escomplaint/ConsumerForm.cfm Filing Complaints Related to Travel (airports, train stations, crossing the border, etc.) … Read more Report Profiling

#RedefineSecurity: Sasha, 26 (NQAPIA)

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“The last time I flew to New York City, I was stopped by TSA, which is a regular occurrence. This time though, for reasons I can’t explain, I was led away from the security checkpoint and into a room: a tiny storage closet with blocked out windows. The only sign in the room was a … Read more #RedefineSecurity: Sasha, 26 (NQAPIA)

#RedefineSecurity: Sahar Shafqat, 44 (Washington DC)

Sahar Shafqat

“When I was on my way to India with Sapna, my wife, we received boarding passes with a quadruple S (SSSS) security code. I had received that code before, so we knew: it’s going to be one of those security experiences. A TSA agent opened up a security line just for us. Each of us needed to … Read more #RedefineSecurity: Sahar Shafqat, 44 (Washington DC)

#RedefineSecurity: August Guang, 26 (PRYSM & NQAPIA)

August Guang

“I was 19 when the TSA started using full body scanners in 2010. I found myself suddenly under their microscope. Until then I had gone through with relative ease – though my suitcase was often searched because of my mom’s import business – because as an East Asian U.S. citizen I didn’t fit the profile of … Read more #RedefineSecurity: August Guang, 26 (PRYSM & NQAPIA)

#RedefineSecurity: Alina Bee, 26 (Satrang LA)

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“Abbu was always frustrated by my shalwared prancing. He said they made me look unprofessional and no one would take me seriously in the world. Much to his chagrin, I’ve just about made a uniform of them and the TSA takes me very seriously. One particular instance sticks out and it happened to be when … Read more #RedefineSecurity: Alina Bee, 26 (Satrang LA)

#RedefineSecurity Statistics

75% of media coverage on Muslims is negative.

We’ve created our own 1-pagers and infographics on critical racial/religious profiling issues.  Take a look! Countering Violent Extremism (1-Pager) Homeland Security (1-Pager) FBI Terror Watchlist (1-Pager) Sources: http://www.searac.org/sites/default/files/SEAA%20School%20to%20Deportation%20Pipeline_0.pdf http://saalt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/In-Our-Own-Words-Narratives-of-South-Asian-New-Yorkers-Affected-by-Racial-and-Religious-Profiling.pdf http://www.gallup.com/poll/6361/civil-rights-profile-profiling.aspx http://repec.iza.org/dp4411.pdf

QUEER ASIANS REVEL IN VICTORY; BUT WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT

Breaking News: President Obama Announces Action on Immigration; Queer Asians respond For Immediate Release: November 21, 2014 Media  Contacts: Pabitra Benjamin, NQAPIA Organizing Director 202-805-5405, pabitra_benjamin@nqapia.org. Roberta sklar 917-704-6358 (For Interview opportunities) QUEER ASIANS REVEL IN VICTORY; BUT WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT  “ The President’s action is a great step forward but the devil, and our … Read more QUEER ASIANS REVEL IN VICTORY; BUT WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT

QUEER ASIANS REVEL IN VICTORY BUT WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT

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Breaking News: President Obama Announces Action on Immigration; Queer Asians respond For Immediate Release: November 21, 2014 Media  Contacts: Pabitra Benjamin, NQAPIA Organizing Director 202-805-5405, pabitra_benjamin@nqapia.org. Roberta sklar 917-704-6358 (For Interview opportunities) QUEER ASIANS REVEL IN VICTORY BUT WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT  “The President’s action is a great step forward but the devil, and our dignity, … Read more QUEER ASIANS REVEL IN VICTORY BUT WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT