Court Support for Trans Lifeline Cofounder Nina Chaubal

CHICAGO — Last December, Nina Chaubal was returning home after a very long fundraising trip for Trans Lifeline , when she was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for not being able to immediately provide her marriage certificate to authorities when they questioned her citizenship at a random checkpoint in Arizona.

As a result, she spent a week including New Year’s Eve 2016 in a for-proit I.C.E. detention facility notorious for its abuses against undocumented immigrants and trans women.

Thanks to all of her friends, and supporters of Trans Lifeline, we were able to get her out ASAP by flooding the facility and I.C.E. staff with phone calls and emails demanding her release 24/7, but she needs your help one more time. She has been granted a visa to stay in the U.S. so the case may be dismissed before the court date, but we are living in a new era under 45 where the normal rules don’t apply and people seem to be deported for no reason whatsoever.

Read the full story on The Illinois Eagle.