Giving Shelter from the Storm: Colombians Fleeing Persecution Based on Sexual Orientation

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Luz Estella Nagle

Stetson University - College of Law

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Colombia's LGBT citizens face such severe persecution in their homeland that many are forced to seek asylum abroad. But proving a case for asylum in the United States has been a significant challenge for homosexuals because many immigration judges continue to make decisions based on personal biases that are difficult to overcome or because judges do not understand the conditions in Colombia and elsewhere that compel LGBTs to flee. This article sheds light on the very real dangers LGBTs face in Colombia and is intended to help US immigration judges become better informed.

Keywords: human rights, LGBT, gender rights, immigration, sexual orientation, asylum, refugee

Suggested Citation

Nagle, Luz Estella, Giving Shelter from the Storm: Colombians Fleeing Persecution Based on Sexual Orientation (2012). Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 48, p. 1, 2012, Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2273649

Luz Estella Nagle (Contact Author)

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