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Resilience Among LGBTQ+ Immigrants

Resilience Among LGBTQ+ Immigrants

AILA Law Journal author Sarah Houston is interviewed by AILA Editorial Director Danielle Polen for the blog, sharing how she became an advocate for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and how transgender women and men in particular face a hidden epidemic of physical and psychological abuse.

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Election Day 2020 Is Here

Election Day 2020 Is Here

In this post, adapted from a message to the AILA Board of Governors on November 3, 2020, AILA President Jennifer Minear reflects on what today’s election means, and noted, “Together, we will get through this day and all the days to come, and I firmly believe that we will emerge stronger than ever.”

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Bending the Curve – Getting Out the New Citizen Vote

Bending the Curve – Getting Out the New Citizen Vote

AILA President Jennifer Minear shares how she is working to ensure her new citizen clients are ready to vote, writing “I’m not telling my clients how to vote, but I am making darn sure they remember the capacity they have to reshape their future, to decide who will have the power…to effect change.”

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Searching for Hope Among the Ruins of Our Asylum System

Searching for Hope Among the Ruins of Our Asylum System

Dree Collopy, chair of AILA’s upcoming Virtual Asylum Conference highlights some of the changes impacting asylum that have come recently and what will be covered by the conference, noting that while this is a tough fight to keep up, “We can lift each other up, help each other succeed, and save our clients’ lives.”

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