Friday, June 24, 2016

Supreme Court & LGBT Immigrants

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down two decisions on separate court cases that will affect millions of LGBTQ people especially undocumented immigrants & people of color. Russell Roybal, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund stated, “The decisions by the Supreme Court are bitter sweet. On the one hand, the court upheld aspects of affirmative action in higher education so vital in reducing inequality & delivering equity. Unfortunately, the court reached a deadlock in the case of United States v. Texas, thereby keeping intact a lower court’s decision striking down the President’s executive action providing relief to millions of undocumented immigrants. Within the LGBTQ community, there are over 260 thousand undocumented immigrants living in the US that still lack a pathway to citizenship & a fighting chance at accessing the promise of America. Congress must act now to stop the needless deportations of LGBTQ people & their families by passing comprehensive immigration reform." The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund works to secure full freedom, justice & equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer (LGBTQ) people. For over forty years, they have been at the forefront of the social justice movement by training thousands of organizers & advocating for change at the federal, state & local level.
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