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Becoming a refugee or seeking asylum are in some ways related, but they are two distinctly different immigration benefits. Immigration Equality works primarily with LGBTQ and HIV positive asylum seekers, detained immigrants and undocumented people living in the U.S. While we work domestically on policy work related to LGBTQ and HIV positive refugees, we are not generally able to assist individual people who need help outside of the U.S.  We work with some organizations whose expertise is in refugee work. For questions or support in the refugee arena, please see:

  • UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • Council for Global Equality
  • ORAM (Organization for Refugee Asylum and Migration)
  • HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)
  • Rainbow Railroad
  • IRAP (International Refugee Assistance Project)

The information contained herein is for reference only and may not be up to date. It does not constitute legal advice. You should always consult an attorney regarding your matter.

This handbook is intended for use by pro bono attorneys and immigration attorneys working on LGBTQ/HIV asylum cases.