End Deportations, End Our Pain!

President Obama has taken executive action to extend relief to millions of undocumented immigrants, but it is unclear to what extent LGBTQ undocumented immigrants will be included in that relief. While tonight's action will change the lives of millions of people, we must continue the struggle to ensure that millions more included and that LGBTQ immigrants are kept safe.

Over 267,000 LGBTQ undocumented immigrants live each day afraid of being deported -- many to countries that criminalize homosexuality. For these individuals, deportation is almost certainly a death sentence. Because of the president's action being narrowly tied to family and work, two key areas where LGBTQ people experience discrimination, many undocumented LGBTQ folks will be left out of this relief package. And even as LGBTQ folks wait in detention for that almost-certain death sentence, we know that they are not being kept safe -- they are more likely to be raped, denied medication, and kept in solitary confinement for extended periods of time. [1]

Add your name below to sign the following petition:

President Obama,

As you exercise your executive authority to expand administrative relief to millions of undocumented immigrants, we're calling on you to ensure the safety of over 267,000 LGBTQ undocumented immigrants who face tremendous detention abuse.

LGBTQ undocumented immigrants are particularly vulnerable to abuse in the detention system. We need LGBTQ-identified undocumented folks to be placed on the low-priority list for deportation in order to keep them out of a detention system that has been proven again and again to abuse and mistreat them.


[1] http://interactive.fusion.net/trans/

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