The National LGBT Bar Association
would like to invite you to a call-in on LGBT immigration issues. The call will be co-sponsored by Immigration Equality,
a national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for the LGBT community.
Experts from leading organizations will discuss the many immigration issues that affect LGBT individuals and families across the nation including how the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
is especially debilitating for same-sex couples in the context of US immigration and nationality law. Additionally, speakers will discuss possible paths forward such as the Uniting American Families Act
and what a repeal of DOMA would mean for LGBT families. The role of the legal profession in LGBT asylum
will be examined, including topics such as how attorneys fight for asylum for their clients and the effect of sexual orientation and gender identity as a way of defining membership in a social group. A DREAM
activist will talk about the role activism plays in winning benefits for undocumented youth and how the movement has benefitted from DREAM.
Please join the National LGBT Bar Association and Immigration Equality as we discuss LGBT immigration issues.
LGBT Immigration Call-In
Monday, January 28, 2013
2:30 – 3:30pm ET
Ms. Neilson is the legal director at Immigration Equality. She runs the organization’s pro bono asylum project and provides technical assistance and mentoring on LGBT and HIV immigration issues to attorneys around the country.
Lavi Soloway: Mr. Soloway is a partner at Masliah & Soloway, a law firm specializing in immigration law. His practice focuses on employment and family immigration for permanent and non-permanent work visas, asylum and representation of individuals in deportation proceedings.
Scott Titshaw: Mr. Titshaw is an associate professor at Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. His scholarship focuses on immigration, comparative law and issues concerning sexual minorities.
Prerna Lal: Ms. Lal is a third year law student at The George Washington University. She is the co-founder of DreamActivist, a youth-led multicultural organization working to pass the DREAM Act and pursue other forms legislation that work towards immigration equality.
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