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Democratic senators demand Biden administration protect LGBT+ asylum seekers

Aug 10, 2021 View Original Article
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    42% Medium Conservative

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    43% Positive

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

54% : Their letter - written by Senator Amy Klobuchar and signed by 13 senators - points to the more than 11,400 applications for asylum on the basis of LGBT+ status between 2012 and 2017, according to the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at UCLA's School of Law.
49% : US law provides that anyone entering the country is eligible to apply for asylum, a form of humanitarian protection for those fleeing violence and persecution from their home countries.
47% : "We write to commend the State Department for taking swift action to implement President Biden's expansive commitment to 'pursue an end to violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics, and to lead by the power of our example in the cause of advancing the human rights of [LGBT+] persons around the world,'" the senators wrote.
40% : At least 69 countries criminalise same-sex sexual acts, and at least nine countries target transgender and gender nonconforming residents by criminalising gender expression, according to Human Rights Watch.
38% : According to the Williams Institute, roughly 2,000 credible fear interviews for asylum based on LGBT+ status occurred in 2016 and 2017, "proportional to an overall increase in defensive asylum claims during those years".
35% : At least seven countries maintain the death penalty for same-sex conduct.

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