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No Way Out: Congress’ Bed Quota Traps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

immigration detention centerData obtained by CAP through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that Immigration and Customs Enforcement elected to detain 68 percent of LGBT immigrants who were eligible for release in fiscal year 2014.

by Sharita Gruberg | Thursday, May 14, 2015

On the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Changes Are Needed to Protect LGBT Immigrants

Uganda LGBT asylumAlthough immigration policies have become more inclusive since the Immigration and Nationality Act, which explicitly excluded LGBT immigrants from entering the United States, further reforms are needed to create a fairer immigration system.

by Sharita Gruberg | Monday, March 23, 2015

Fact Sheets: Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Protections

The federal government still lacks enumerated nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Congress needs to ensure fairness for all people in every area of life.

by Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, Sharita Gruberg, Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, March 10, 2015

We the People

rally book_alt2 icon Report It’s time for Congress to pass a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill that provides LGBT people and their families the same protections currently afforded to other Americans.

by Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, Hannah Hussey, Sharita Gruberg, Bishop Gene Robinson | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fostering Safety

A Spanish and English welcome sign article icon 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.

by Sharita Gruberg and Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

LGBT Undocumented Immigrants Face an Increased Risk of Hate Violence

LGBT anti-hate rallyA national study found that people living at the intersection of LGBT and undocumented immigrant communities face an increased risk of hate violence.

by Sharita Gruberg | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Little-Known Congressional Quota is Placing LGBT Immigrants in Grave Danger

Detainees leave detention center cafeteriaImmigration and Customs Enforcement’s bed quota is becoming increasingly outdated, inefficient, and inhumane.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: Detention Means Big Money for For-Profit Prisons

Nearly two-thirds of all immigrant detainees are held by the Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA, and the Geo Group Inc.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: What Could $600 Million Buy?

The bed quota costs taxpayers $600 million each year that could go toward housing vulnerable populations.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: How Long Are People in Detention?

Immigrants that are fighting their deportation cases are detained the longest.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: Do We Need to Detain 34,000 Immigrants Every Day?

Seventy percent of detained immigrants are subject to mandatory detention; the other 30 percent are detained to meet the quota.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: Congress’ Immigrant Bed Quota

Each day, a congressional mandate requires that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, detains 34,000 immigrants.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

LGBT prisoners article icon 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.

by Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Building a More Perfect Union

immigration equality protest LGBT immigrants need both the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and immigration reform.

by Sharita Gruberg and Sarah McBride | Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dignity Denied: LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Immigration Detention

FOIA request book_alt2 icon Report Reforms to our immigration system must include protections for LGBT immigrants, who are particularly vulnerable to abuse and mistreatment.

by Sharita Gruberg | Monday, November 25, 2013