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Protesters Stage ‘Die-In’ at Capitol

New York Times | January 21, 2015

Bend the Arc and Colleagues Urge DHS to Update Asylum Forms to be More LGBT Inclusive

December 24, 2014

Today, Bend the Arc joined group comments organized by the Center for American Progress on the Department of Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Service’s I-589 Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal form. The comments suggest changes that will make the form more inclusive of LGBT asylum seekers as well as improved data collection.

Bend the Arc Joins Legal Brief Defending Fair Housing Act in Supreme Court Case

December 23, 2014

Today, Bend the Arc joined an amicus brief in a case that will be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the Fair Housing Act, Texas Department of Housing and Consumer Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project (ICP). The brief was organized by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. At issue in this case is whether language in the Fair Housing Act allows for disparate impact claims (allegations that a law or practice has a discriminatory effect). The brief provides evidence of residential segregation and its harms, and argues that disparate impact claims are a fundamental tool in making progress toward integration.