News Story (NATIONAL, New York)
April 6, 2017
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Tags: Deportation, LGBTQ
Organizations mentioned/involved: Urban Justice Center (UJC) (New York City)
Transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) young people — particularly youth of color — are vulnerable to poverty, homelessness, profiling by law enforcement, and being pushed into the school-to-prison pipeline. For TGNC youth who are undocumented, the cycle of violence, criminalization, and poverty includes an added danger: deportation. With Donald Trump’s sweeping new immigration directives and bigoted stance toward both immigrant and LGBTQ populations, undocumented TGNC youth currently face pervasive threats to their human rights.