Transgender migrants are building community, safety, and power through programs like TLC’s Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project and organizations like Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.
As the U.S. government continues to target Black and brown trans migrants living in the U.S. and at the border for violence, abuse, and imprisonment, legal resources are critical for transgender migrants and allies working to keep people safe and free. TLC has resources for people personally navigating the immigration system, trans people preparing communities for ICE raids, and advocates working to educate asylum judges and policymakers on the unique conditions trans migrants face.
ICE Raids: Know Your Rights as a TGNC Immigrant
Credible Fear Interviews: What You Need to Know as a TGNC Immigrant
Report on Human Rights Conditions of Transgender Women in Mexico
Immigration Equality is a leading national LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrant rights organization. Through direct legal services, policy advocacy, and impact litigation, they advocate for immigrants and families facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) provides training and resources to ensure that legal services address the complex issues facing LGBTQ immigrants and are provided in a culturally competent manner. Their manual, LGBTQ Immigration: Ensuring Equality for All, provides practice tips and legal guidance for service providers of all levels of experience. The ILRC is committed to advancing local and federal policies that are responsive to the experiences of LGBTQ immigrants.
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
The Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP) assists folks coming out of immigration detention in securing structural, health/wellness, educational, legal, and emotional support and services. They work to organize around the structural barriers and state violence that LGBTQIA TS & GNC detainee/undocumented folks face related to their immigration status, race, sexuality, and gender expression/ identity.
Rainbow Railroad, a US- and Canada-based organization, helps LGBT people across the world escape state-sponsored violence, providing travel to their destination country and immediate, bridging post-travel support on arrival.
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