Why Trans Youth Are More at Risk for Deportation

“What Trump would like to see happen is people who are simply accused of a crime placed in immigration detention.”

News Story (NATIONAL, New York)

Rachel Anspach
Teen Vogue
April 6, 2017

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.