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Author Archive | Sei Young Pyo, Director of Immigrant Justice Project

“Solo tenemos que esperar”: TGNCI Immigrants in Limbo

The immigrant clients of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) know what it is like to wait for a legal determination that will decide their fate, a decision that never comes. They have heard too often, and said too often, “Solo tenemos que esperar” (We just have to wait). Currently, hundreds of thousands of asylum […]

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Our “Know Your Immigration Rights” Brochure! / ¡Nuestro Folleto “Conozca Sus Derechos de Inmigración”!

Sylvia Rivera Law Project is releasing a vital 2018 update to our Know Your Rights for Trans, Gender Non-Conforming and Intersex Immigrants brochure! Available in English and Spanish, print and online, the resource seeks to address some of the most common questions asked by our Trans, gender non-conforming and intersex (TGNCI) immigrant clients and members, […]

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SRLP Signs On to Letter Demanding End to ICE Arrests/SRLP Firma Una Carta Exigiendo El Fin de las Detenciones de ICE

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) defiantly joins the nearly two thousand organizations and individuals who have spoken out against the arrests and deportations of visible, courageous activists and organizers in the immigrant rights movement by signing on to a letter to the secretary of DHS condemning the targeting of immigrant rights leaders and individuals associated […]

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NYC Must Not Deny Representation of Immigrants With Criminal Convictions

What it means to call a city a “sanctuary city” has never had a precise definition. At the very least, we expect a sanctuary city to not ban the possibility that immigrants be able to effectively exercise their legal right under immigration law not to be deported, no matter what complex life experiences and records […]

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How to Take Care of Yourself as a TGNCI Immigrant

For English, please see below. Estimada comunidad, Quiero reconocer cómo difícil que ha sido esta semana, cómo difícil que han sido las semanas para usted. Quiero reconocer cuánto ha estado lastimando las noticias, cómo el miedo, la duda y la confusion que han afectado su sentido de pertenencia en los Estados Unidos como un inmigrante. […]

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Walking While Trans – Effects of the Loitering Law on Trans-Feminine Immigrants

On September 30, 2016, the Legal Aid Society of New York and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP filed a civil rights class action lawsuit on behalf of women of color unjustly arrested for violations of New York Penal Law Section 240.37, the alleged crime of loitering for the purpose of prostitution. As a collective […]

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