Issue Brief The risk of sexual assault and abuse of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants in U.S. custody demands swift implementation of stronger protections.
A national study found that people living at the intersection of LGBT and undocumented immigrant communities face an increased risk of hate violence.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s bed quota is becoming increasingly outdated, inefficient, and inhumane.
Nearly two-thirds of all immigrant detainees are held by the Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA, and the Geo Group Inc.
The bed quota costs taxpayers $600 million each year that could go toward housing vulnerable populations.
Immigrants that are fighting their deportation cases are detained the longest.
Seventy percent of detained immigrants are subject to mandatory detention; the other 30 percent are detained to meet the quota.
Each day, a congressional mandate requires that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, detains 34,000 immigrants.
Issue Brief New U.S. Department of Homeland Security standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act are a significant first step to protect LGBT immigrants from sexual abuse in detention.
LGBT immigrants need both the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and immigration reform.
Report Reforms to our immigration system must include protections for LGBT immigrants, who are particularly vulnerable to abuse and mistreatment.
A new CAP infographic details how the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act would help LGBT immigrants.
During the August congressional recess, a number of LGBT organizations are organizing to support immigration reform.
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, same-sex immigrant couples will have access to additional benefits.
The Supreme Court repealing Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act will help LGBT immigrants married to American citizens and lawful permanent residents, but more must be done for our immigrant community.