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The LGBT immigrant benefits

The LGBT immigrant benefits What does the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, S. 744, do for LGBT immigrants? It creates a path to citizenship for the more than 267,000 LGBT undocumented adults living in the United States. 267,000 There are at least 267,000 LGBT adult undocumented immigrants living in the United States today. =10,000 For them, a path to citizenship would mean: Progress in bringing family separations to an end Higher wages More job security Greater access to social services undocumented-by-the-numbers/ It eliminates the one-year filing deadline for asylum seekers. 76 Same-sex relationships are criminalized in 76 countries. 1 in 3 affirmative asylum claims are not filed within one year of arrival in the United States. It authorizes a secure alternatives program that will decrease the number of LGBT immigrants in detention. LGBT immigrants in detention are at risk of sexual assault, harassment, denial of medical care, and solitary confinement. The U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture found the U.S. government in violation of the U.N. Convention against Torture in the case of 16 LGBT individuals subjected to solitary confinement, torture, and ill treatment, including sexual assault, while in immigration detention facilities. Alternatives to detention cost $14 a day, as opposed to more than $100 a day to detain an individual. %24 $14.00 a day $100.00 a day Session/Session22/A-HRC-22-53-Add4_EFS.pdf

The LGBT immigrant benefits

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The LGBT immigrant benefits focusing on the Modernization Act of 2013


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