(WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 1, 2022) — The following can be attributed to Mayra Hidalgo Salazar, Deputy Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund:   

“This week, SCOTUS ruled in Biden v. Texas (by a vote of 5-4) that the Biden-Harris Administration can end the Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. The policy forced 71,000+ asylum seekers, including LGBTQ+ migrants, to survive in dangerous conditions as they sought asylum in the United States. 

The Supreme Court ruling clears the way for President Biden to end a shameful Trump-era program that exposed LGBTQ+ asylum seekers to deplorable conditions in makeshift camps. 

The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund encourages the administration to act boldly and swiftly on this matter, to end Title 42, and to undo the horrors of 2016-2020 immigration policy. We need this administration’s leadership on immigration reform, so that people who live in this country and came here as immigrants may have a pathway to citizenship.” 


CONTACT:  Dee Tum-Monge, Communications Manager, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund, (202) 639-6313, dtum-monge@thetaskforce.org  

The Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization affiliated with the National LGBTQ Task Force. The Task Force Action Fund is the oldest grassroots LGBTQ network in America advancing LGBTQ liberation on both local and national landscapes to promote more vibrant and livable communities for LGBTQ people throughout the country. The Task Force Action Fund’s goal is to enlist and mobilize citizen activists that will help ensure that LGBTQ inclusive public policies are adopted at the federal, state, and local levels. 

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