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Last updated: June 3, 2020


    I am undocumented, is it safe for me to travel inside the U.S.? What about outside the U.S.? If you are undocumented, you should avoid long distance travel in the United States. Please note that most airports in the U.S. are considered to be border crossings.

    Know Your Rights!

    Immigration Equality has heard from many of you who are feeling anxious about how the U.S. government has been targeting immigrants. We know that some of you feel unsafe going to work, taking your children to school, or even just being outside of your homes.

    Asylum Manual

    Welcome to the third edition of Immigration Equality and the Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center’s LGBTQ/HIV Asylum Manual. Fully updated in 2006, this edition is a web-based document that can be viewed…

    Country Conditions Materials

    To win asylum, an applicant must demonstrate that they fear being seriously harmed in their country of origin. Often, applicants establish this by submitting documents such as reports from national and…

If you’ve looked through our legal resources and still have questions, please reach out via one of our contact forms at the bottom of this page.

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


Self-help asylum guides for LGBTQ and HIV-positive people without attorneys.