Fundraising letter Summer 2016

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Fundraising letter Summer 2016

lh.fundraisingletter.emergencies..FINAL Please click on this link to read our request for funds to use for emergencies. Even if you are not in a position to donate, the letter will give you a feel for the work we do in addition to providing housing and legal representation for asylum seekers. And if you are in a […]

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IN MEMORIAM

One of Lemkin House’s most fervent supporters died one year ago this month. I miss her everyday.  Beyond financial donations, she was in charge of churning out all the tax acknowledgement letters. She kept the mailing list up to date. She helped stuff envelopes. When times were rough, she cheered me up. She cared very […]

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Working on the Application

First, please take a look at the instructions for filling out your asylum application. Go to www.uscis.gov, look for ‘Forms’ on the menu, and then scroll down to I-589. There are separate PDF files for the application and the instructions. The first half of the application is biographical information. Be complete. If there aren’t enough […]

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PREPARATION

Okay, let’s say you are in your home country and are preparing to escape to the U.S. because you are afraid of being, or you have already been, harmed, threatened, or tortured by your government or their agents. You are being persecuted because of your race, religion, nationality, politics, or membership in a particular social […]

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Uganda

Please address any comments or questions to me at maia.storm@gmail.com.  Or send a tweet to @maiajustine. I will publish the ones I feel will be most useful for the most readers, and will edit them if necessary.  We are  especially interested in hearing from people in Uganda, where the LGBT community is reeling from the anti-gay […]

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DO YOU HAVE A GENUINE ASYLUM CLAIM?

In the course of my work, I see many asylum claims — some strong, some genuine but weak, some totally made up. Today I want to talk to you about the made-up ones. If you are in another country and thinking of ways to get to the United States, or if you are here in the U.S.  […]

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Second Anniversary

We’re coming up on our second anniversay in February, and it seems like a good time to spruce up our website. I am hoping this blog will fill some of the needs that have become apparent over the past months. This website is not used much by professionals, except to see that we’re here. I […]

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