Hossein Alizadeh on ABC News, "Out of the Shadows: Illegal Immigration in America"

by Devin Dwyer

Gay Illegal Immigrant Seeks Asylum with Deportation to Iran Pending

Mohammed Abdollahi's Case Highlights Complexity of Asylum Petition Process

..."In Iran, it's illegal to be gay," said Hossein Alizadeh of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, who received U.S. asylum as a gay Iranian in 2001.

"Even if you're not charged, however, you face the threat of honor killings by family members and vigilantes. The government does nothing to protect these individuals..."

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