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A creative support system—including housing, legal aid, and training for detention centers—emerges to address the unique challenges of LGBTQ immigrants.Photo by RAEchel Running

A creative support system—including housing, legal aid, and training for detention centers—emerges to address the unique challenges of LGBTQ immigrants.Photo by RAEchel Running

by Norma Allen

June 1, 2017

Courtesy of YES! Magazine

Undocumented and transgender, Karolina Lopez was held at an immigrant detention center near Tucson, Arizona, for three years while awaiting asylum. Originally from Acapulco, home to the highest murder rate in Mexico, Lopez came to the United States to escape discrimination from her family and community. She landed in a detention center after reporting a robbery to the police, who arrested her when they discovered her illegal status.

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