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Immigration Asylum and Detention Amendments Could Protect LGBT Immigrants

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ThinkProgress
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May 20, 2013

Last week, the bipartisan immigration reform bill survived its second week of Senate Judiciary Committee markups largely intact and faithful to the “Gang of 8’s” core principals, which would provide a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America.  Today, the Committee will debate proposed amendments to Title III of the bill, which will address interior enforcement of immigration laws, including asylum procedures, indefinite detention, and solitary confinement.  Here’s a rundown of what some upcoming amendments mean for LGBT immigrants:

Last week GLAAD and other LGBT organizations released a joint statement to push Senate Judiciary Committee to improve immigration bill’s detention standards & asylum provisions