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“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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SRLP is Reopening Our Walk-In Legal Clinic on May 24! / SRLP está reabriendo nuestra clínica legal el 24 de mayo!

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) is reopening our legal clinic and intake for name changes, ID updates, shelter and healthcare access, immigration, and other unique legal needs starting Thursday, May 24, 2018! To improve the legal intake experience for our clients, we are changing our walk-in legal clinic to a combination scheduled intake and walk-in […]

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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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15 Systematic Policies and Legal Rules That SRLP Helped Change

It’s been almost 15 years since SRLP was founded as a multi-racial, trans-led collective organization working for economic, racial, and gender justice. You might not know that over the last 15 years SRLP has worked to win the following important victories: Morrill v. Morrill, establishing a transgender parent’s right to visit her children. Doe v. […]

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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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