A Transgender Law Center and the Cornell Law School LGBT Clinic publication, this report demonstrates that transgender women in Mexico face pervasive discrimination, hatred, violence, police abuse, rape, torture, and murder. The report, intended to assess country conditions in Mexico to inform immigration judges and asylum officers in the U.S., found that conditions have actually worsened for transgender women since same-sex marriage became available in Mexico in 2010.
A fact sheet from Transgender Law Center and The Asylum Program on applying for asylum based on gender identity persecution.
Publications in collaboration with Transgender Law Center:
Report: “‘Do You See How Much I’m Suffering Here?’: Abuse against Transgender Women in US Immigration Detention,” Human Rights Watch, March 2016
Memorandum: S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Policy Memorandum
Transgender people are permitted to change the gender designation on their immigration documents with a signed doctor’s affidavit stating that they have had “appropriate clinical treatment.”
- Not one More
#Not1More is a campaign made of individuals, organizations, artists, and allies to expose, confront, and overcome unjust immigration laws. It weaves together all of our voices in a central location so that local efforts to stop deportations and build community are strengthened and accompanied by cultural creations that illustrate the ugliness of criminalization and the beauty of our communities.
Trans Queer Liberation Movement (Familia: TQLM) is the only national organization that addresses, organizes, educates, and advocates for the issues most important to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and Latino communities. Familia: TQLM is inclusive and serves of all LGBTQ Latinos, Latinas, and gender nonconforming individuals.
- Immigration Equality
A national organization working for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV+ immigrants.
- The National Immigrant Justice Center’s LGBT Immigrant Rights Initiative
The LGBT Immigrant Rights Initiative works at the intersection of immigrant and LGBT Rights. They rely on the support of pro bono attorneys to provide comprehensive immigration services to those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and those who are living with HIV.
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