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Immigration Equality Files Comment Asking USCIS to Add X Gender Option to Asylum Application Form

by Immigration Equality


Immigration Equality submitted a comment urging the USCIS to add a third or “X” gender option to the I-589 Asylum Application Form. This change will ensure that all people, including non-binary, gender non-conforming, intersex, transgender, and applicants of another gender can truthfully and accurately indicate their gender when applying for asylum. This is also in alignment with recent policy changes announced by the Department of Homeland Security that it is “working on options to include an additional gender marker (“X”) for another or unspecified gender identity.”