GLAD Denounces Orders on Immigration, Refugees, and Sanctuary Cities
In response to the President’s Executive Orders this week targeting immigrants and refugees, Janson Wu, Executive Director of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, issued the following statement:
“Targeting immigrants, Muslims, and refugees inverts what we know to be America at its best: a country that is made stronger by diversity and a country with freedom – including freedom of religion – as a core value. As the proud son of immigrants, I have witnessed the power of that American ideal firsthand. We in the LGBTQ community stand in solidarity with all immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees, LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ, at this dark moment. The executive orders are not only un-American, they are ineffectual if they are meant to make America “strong.” They in fact weaken us by dividing us, and we refuse to be divided.”
Know Your Rights: Legal Resources on Immigration
National Immigration Law Center’s Know Your Rights guide
United We Dream Know Your Rights guide (Bilingual)
Transgender Law Center Trans Immigration Defense Effort (TIDE)
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