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January 27, 2017

GLAD Denounces Executive Orders on Immigration, Sanctuary Cities, and Refugees

In response to the President’s Executive Orders 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 Immigrant Defense Effort (TIDE)

Immigration Equality

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