Grantee’s Report Finds U.S. Asylum Shutdown Leaves LGBTQ+ People Stranded in Danger in Mexico

For five months, President Donald Trump’s administration has closed and blocked asylum at the US-Mexico border. This has left countless asylum seekers dangerously and indefinitely stuck — without a clear path forward, according to FIJ grantee William Martin’s report for The New Humanitarian. His article and ten minute documentary follows the story of 20-year-old transgender migrant Alejandra and her journey to find asylum in the US.

His article and ten minute documentary follows the story of 20-year-old transgender migrant Alejandra, who has waited for more than nine months in Tijuana for an asylum hearing date. Her journey to find asylum in the US is harrowing and illustrates the unique challenges LBGTQ+ asylum seekers face.