Transgender Law Center is committed to ending the detention of transgender immigrants, and has worked to that end with successful campaigns like #FreeNicoll and #FreeChristina, as well as advocacy and direct actions targeting ICE and detention centers through the #Not1More deportation campaign.
The Honor Trans Immigrant Lives initiative continues and builds upon that history with work to strengthen capacity within trans immigrant communities, including national strategy calls for transLatina leaders and leadership-building retreats for transgender immigrants.
To mark the launch of this initiative and celebrate the #Not1More Deportation National Week of Action, TLC released the “Honor Trans Immigrant Lives” artwork in November 2015 for use at Transgender Day of Resilience events across the country and in ongoing actions to end detention. The artwork was created by Mojuicy as part of the Transgender Day of Resilience Art Project, organized by Forward Together.
News about TLC’s Work on Immigration
- BLMP responds to Trump: “What Shithole Country, This One?” January 24, 2018
- TLC wins rare Governor’s pardon for celebrated trans advocate Lorena Borjas December 27, 2017
- Why us? Why now? December 13, 2017
- Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project launches to build community power December 13, 2017
- Nearly Two Months after Caravan of Asylum Seekers ask for Protection at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Transgender Women Released, 3 Gay Men Still Detained November 2, 2017
- Casi Dos Meses Después que La Caravana de Solicitantes de Asilo Pide Protección en La Frontera Entre los Estados Unidos y México, Mujeres Transgenero Han Sido Soltadas, 3 Hombres todavía están detenidos November 1, 2017
- TLC wins BIA (Board of Immigration Appeal) appeal for remand for trans immigrant to apply for asylum October 18, 2017
- El Centro de Leyes Transgénero (TLC, por sus siglas en ingles) Publica Recursos Para Preparar a Inmigrantes Transgénero para Redadas de ICE September 8, 2017
- TLC issues resources to prepare trans immigrants for ICE raids September 8, 2017
- Demand that ICE release LGBT migrants and #EndTransDetention August 13, 2017