Take These Precautions Before Trump Takes Office
Our LGBT Committee Co-Chair Glenn Magpantay has been featured in The Huffington Post, giving advice about precautions to take before Trump takes office. As always, we thank him for his expert advice and the great work he does with the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance. He touches on immigration, Obamacare, same-sex marriage and more in this article.
There are a number of measures that LGBT Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders should do to protect themselves and their families under a Trump Administration. I’m a civil rights lawyer by practice and I’ve consulted with other immigration attorneys, public policy experts, and other practitioners to identify issues of particular importance for our community.
Many of these applications will not be granted until after Trump takes office. But even if Trump tries to eliminate everything that we have won, it is virtually impossible for changes to be retroactive. Applications filed today will be decided and granted on the basis of the laws and rules while Obama is in office. So take care of these soon.
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