Felipe, a gay man from Brazil, came to the U.S. to live with his older sister because his mom was sick and could no longer take care of him. Unable to move here legally, Felipe’s mom has missed countless Christmases, birthdays and even Felipe’s wedding. While Felipe is awaiting his green card, his sister is still undocumented. Felipe fears that he will soon be forced to live without her, just like he lives without his mother.
Lambda Legal and other national LGBT organizations applaud the strength and courage of the men and women who have been fasting for more than 20 days in Washington, D.C., to highlight the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
2013 has been a watershed year for Lambda Legal and the LGBT and HIV rights movement as a whole.
Some of the biggest victories were a direct result of Lambda Legal’s four decades of work and the enduring legacy of our earlier wins.
Here is a brief look at some of the year’s highlights on the road to equality.
Today, Lambda Legal and The Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an Immigration Judge's ruling that denied a Jamaican immigrant's application for protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) against being sent to Jamaica, and remanded the case back to the immigration court for further review.