LGBT and HIV-positive individuals often experience unique difficulties when dealing with the immigration system. At best, the system is poorly designed to accommodate and serve the needs of GLAD’s community. At worst, it is overtly and deliberately hostile.
Current immigration policy creates barriers for people with HIV and puts obstacles in the way of LGBT bi-national families trying to stay together, even as it gives a leg up to other families.
GLAD’s Work On This Issue
Immigration law can be bewilderingly complex and stressful. Though this area is not the primary focus of GLAD's work, it can effect LGBT and HIV-positive people in dramatic ways. Because of this, GLAD makes every effort to provide people with resources and connections with experts in the field.
Nearly 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) undocumented young people have either received or are in the process of receiving… More →