Immigration and Asylum
The clinic has prepared asylum applications for individuals who have fled persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or HIV status.
Clients have included a lesbian from Turkmenistan, gay men from Brazil, Cote d’Ivoire, Jamaica, and Uzbekistan, and a transgender woman from Mexico.
For information regarding any of these cases, please contact Professor Suzanne Goldberg. For more general information regarding asylum based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV, please contact Immigration Equality at http://immigrationequality.org/.
The clinic also works on numerous other immigration-related projects with Immigration Equality, a U.S.-based organization that works to advance equal immigration rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive community.
Brief of Amici Curiae in the Supreme Court Case of Lynch v. Morales-Santana:
Relying on national and international data, the brief argues that “the challenged law’s imposition of extra barriers on nonmarital fathers’ passage of U.S. citizenship to ntheir children—barriers that it does not place on nonmarital mothers—appears to nreflect flawed gender stereotypes about the likely involvement of unwed fathers in their children’s lives.”
Brief of Amici Curiae in SCOTUS Case, Lynch v. Morales-Santana
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic - Documentation of Country Conditions Regarding the treatment of LGBT Individuals in Guyana, June 7, 2017
Honduran Man Wins Asylum in the United States with the Help of Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, Jan. 3, 2013
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Students Secure Aslyum for Gay Woman from Preu, May 18, 2012
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum for Gay Mauritanian Refugee, October 5, 2011
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum for Gay Man From Uzbekistan, June 18, 2010
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum for Gay Man From Brazil, Feb. 8, 2010
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum for Transgender Mexican Woman, June 25, 2009
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum Grant for Gay, HIV-Positive Ivoirian, Dec. 18, 2008
Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Secures Asylum for Gay Jamaican, Nov. 8, 2007
Turkmen Lesbian Granted Asylum, May 1, 2007