What we do

UnLocal’s Queer Immigrant Justice Project (QIJP) provides LGBTQ+ affirming legal representation for LGBTQ+ immigrants. QIJP addresses the intersectional needs of immigrants that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community vulnerable to being victims of crime, abuse, human trafficking, and other forms of violence.

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QIJP provides free legal services for legal name changes, gender marker changes, affirmative and defensive immigration representation, and also provides referrals to social service organizations, as well as community-based education and engagement.

We're Here For You

QIJP addresses the reality that LGBTQIA+ immigrants, particularly Black and brown and TGNC immigrants, experience disproportionately high levels of discrimination and violence on an interpersonal and state level by providing holistic legal services and community education. QIJP represents queer immigrants in immigration court and at the asylum office, connecting them to health care, housing, therapy, transitioning support, and more. Collaborating with a variety of community-based partners, QIJP works to assist LGBTQIA+ immigrants in gaining their footing and developing a supportive and culturally affirming system of support. QIJP provides a lifeline for queer immigrants fleeing their countries of origin so that they can live safely and freely in the USA.

Yuniya Khan

Board Member

Originally from Guyana, South America, Yuniya has worked in the non-profit and international development fields for more than 20 years. She is the founder of The Emerge Project, a storytelling initiative that aims to elevate the voice and impact of grassroots Black entrepreneurs and community leaders in South Africa and Brazil, and is an Associate with NPAG, a professional services firm that specializes in top-tier social sector talent strategy and search. She is deeply committed to supporting programs that enhance the wellbeing and dignity of Black and Brown people, particularly immigrants and those in communities that are overlooked and marginalized. Yuniya holds a BA in TV/Radio from Brooklyn College, an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and an MPA in International Management from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Yuniya Khan

Board Member

Originally from Guyana, South America, Yuniya has worked in the non-profit and international development fields for more than 20 years. She is the founder of The Emerge Project, a storytelling initiative that aims to elevate the voice and impact of grassroots Black entrepreneurs and community leaders in South Africa and Brazil, and is an Associate with NPAG, a professional services firm that specializes in top-tier social sector talent strategy and search. She is deeply committed to supporting programs that enhance the wellbeing and dignity of Black and Brown people, particularly immigrants and those in communities that are overlooked and marginalized. Yuniya holds a BA in TV/Radio from Brooklyn College, an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and an MPA in International Management from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.