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The Intersection of Immigration, Asylum and HIV

Immigration and Asylum are fields of law that have seen negative changes for clients over the past few years. When immigration and asylum clients are living with HIV, they can face additional barriers and live with additional fears in addressing immigration hurdles. Often the clients living with HIV encounter bias against them due to their health status as well as their immigrant status.

In this webinar, practitioners discuss their experiences working with immigrant clients living with HIV. Included in the discussion will be recent changes to immigration regulations and legal responses to these changes.


  • Tess Feldman, Staff Attorney, Los Angeles LGBT Center
  • Bamby Salcedo, Nationally Recognized Latina Transgender Activist; President, TransLatin@ Coalition
  • Cristina Velez, Senior Staff Attorney, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
  • David Wilkins, Director of Immigration and LGBTQ/HIV+ Advocacy, Staten Island Legal Services


  • Margaret Drew, Chair, ABA HIV/AIDS Impact Project; Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts School of Law

Joint Sponsors: ABA HIV/AIDS Impact Project, ABA Center for Human Rights

Co-Sponsors: ABA Commission on ImmigrationABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


Presentation: The Intersection of Immigration, Asylum and HIV

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