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InReach Adds New Resource Page for LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers in Mexico

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On December 20, 2018, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security announcedΒ the U.S. will now require people who seek asylum at the southwest border to wait in Mexico while the U.S. immigration courts decide their asylum cases. This policy applies to people arriving in or entering the U.S. from Mexico (illegally or without proper documentation).

InReach strongly condemns this policy as illegal, immoral and dangerous for LGBTQ Central Americans seeking safety. We call on the Trump administration to not implement this policy or at least immediately grant an exemption for LGBTQ asylum seekers at the southwest border due their “credible fear” of remaining in Mexico while their asylum cases are decided in the U.S.

In response to this new policy, we’ve added information for people traveling through or waiting in Mexico to seek LGBTQ asylum in the U.S. If this policy stands, we will look to scale the first ever resource website and app for LGBTQ asylum seekers to Mexico in 2020.

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Visit our catalog website and select your language and “Mexico”.

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This resource page can currently help you find 3 types of support:

  1. Support in Mexico

A list of LGBTQ-friendly organizations providing support in Mexico. Select a city from the dropdown menu.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”3657″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]2. Seek LGBTQ Asylum in the U.S.

More information on the LGBTQ asylum process in the U.S., including the new U.S. policy requiring people who seek asylum at the southwest border to wait in Mexico while the U.S. immigration courts decide their cases. InReach will update this resource page when the U.S. releases more details on the implementation of this new policy, and its resulting impact on LGBTQ asylum seekers.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3658″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]3. U.S. Arrival Support

More information on how the InReach Catalog can support LGBTQ asylum seekers no matter when in their asylum journey they arrive in the U.S.

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