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USA: Release Trans Asylum Seeker: Alejandra

, Index number: AMR 51/1005/2019

Alejandra fled physical and sexual attacks based on her transgender identity in El Salvador and requested asylum in the US in November 2017. She has been detained since December 2017 at the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico, reporting inadequate and unresponsive medical care. Authorities denied her parole five times, but after international advocacy efforts, a court ordered to stay her deportation and the US government has agreed that her appeal merits additional review. Authorities will imminently decide whether to release her on parole while she’s waiting the court decision. We urge them to immediately free Alejandra.

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