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The world is not a gay-friendly place. Many arrivals to the United States know they will not be welcome if they return to their countries of birth, not because of their own actions or statements, but simply because of who they are and because of the deep-seated hostility to their existence. We can identify with the persecution you have faced, and we can help you obtain asylum in the US efficiently.

For numerous LGBTQ individuals arriving in the US, applying for asylum must be done properly and completely with an immigration lawyer. Upon approval of an asylum case and, after waiting one year, permanent residency and US citizenship may be on the horizon.

At the Bolour / Carl Immigration Group, we help LGBTQ asylum-seekers who have:

  • Been harmed or reasonably fear harm or death
  • Received minimal protection or an unwillingness to offer protection from a government that cannot or will not take appropriate measures to ensure their safety

These conditions must be met to receive asylum in the US. Please call our office in Los Angeles to discuss your qualifications and the asylum process as it applies to your unique case at 323-857-0034.

Protection From Political Oppression And Victimization

Asylum-seekers come to the US for protection. One must apply for asylum within a year of entering the US If you pass that deadline and are at risk of deportation, you may apply for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal with Form I-589. We can also help you apply for permission to work in the US with Form I-765 when you are eligible.

While this option may halt deportation proceedings, it does not provide a pathway to citizenship. However, one year after being granted asylum in the US, you may apply for Permanent Residence (Green Card) with form I-485.

Additionally, you might qualify for other types of immigration relief if you have been a victim of human trafficking or other types of violence, including rape, domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crime or other violent crimes.

Navigating The Path To Safety

Seeking refuge in a new country is a journey filled with hope, fear, and the quest for a better life. For individuals facing persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender identity, this journey is not just about finding a new home but about seeking a place where they can live openly and safely. In Los Angeles,  a city known for its diversity and acceptance, a specialized Los Angeles, CA LGBT asylum lawyer can play a crucial role in guiding these courageous individuals through the complex asylum process. Here are several ways an attorney based in Los Angeles from Bolour / Carl Immigration Group, APC can assist.

Understanding The Legal Framework

The first step in seeking asylum is understanding the legal intricacies involved. A skilled California LGBT asylum lawyer can provide a comprehensive overview of the asylum process, including eligibility criteria, timelines, and necessary documentation. They can explain how U.S. laws protect individuals fleeing persecution based on their LGBT identity and how these laws are applied during the asylum application process.

Personalized Case Assessment

Every individual’s story is unique, and so is every asylum case. A Los Angeles LGBT asylum attorney can offer a personalized assessment of your situation, helping to highlight the aspects of your case that are most likely to meet the criteria for asylum. This tailored approach ensures that your application clearly articulates the reasons for your fear of returning to your home country and how it relates to your LGBT identity.

Preparing Your Application

Compiling a strong asylum application is crucial. An experienced legal team can assist in gathering the necessary evidence to support your claim, including documentation of your LGBT identity, evidence of persecution, and any relevant country conditions reports. They can also help in preparing a compelling personal statement that narrates your story in a clear and powerful manner.

Representation In Interviews And Hearings

Having legal representation during asylum interviews and court hearings can significantly impact the outcome of your case. A knowledgeable attorney can prepare you for the types of questions you might face, advise on how best to articulate your experiences, and represent you during the proceedings. Their presence can provide both legal guidance and emotional support during these stressful encounters.

Addressing Delays And Challenges

The asylum process can be lengthy and fraught with delays. An attorney can monitor the progress of your case, communicate with the relevant authorities on your behalf, and address any challenges that arise. Whether it’s responding to requests for additional information or appealing a decision, having an attorney by your side can be invaluable.

Post-Asylum Support

The support of a Los Angeles LGBT asylum attorney doesn’t end with the granting of asylum. They can advise on next steps, including applying for a work permit, seeking lawful permanent resident status, and eventually, citizenship. An attorney can also connect you with community resources to help you adjust to your new life in the United States.

Your Journey To Safety Begins Here

Embarking on the path to asylum is a testament to your strength and resilience. While the process may seem daunting, you don’t have to navigate it alone. A Los Angeles attorney specializing in asylum cases for the LGBT community can provide the experience, support, and compassion you need to pursue a safer, more authentic life. Remember, seeking help is the first step toward turning hope into reality. If you or someone you know is seeking asylum, reach out today to begin your journey to safety. Contact Bolour / Carl Immigration Group, APC to retain legal assistance today. 

Tremendous Opportunities For Anyone Facing Persecution In His Or Her Home Country

To discuss the asylum process in the US, please contact our office in Los Angeles, California, for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Call 323-857-0034, or write to our experienced attorneys using this form.

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