Gay and Transgender Individuals

 

Our firm works with gay and transgender individuals from various countries to which they are afraid to return including Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and other Latin American, Asian, or African countries. To learn more about political asylum, click here. 

A few years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, overruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This means that same-sex married couples can now receive the same immigration benefits as opposite-sex couples.  Also, same-sex couples in California now have the legal right to marry and take advantage of immigration benefits. 

If you are interested in finding out more about whether you qualify for political asylum or family immigration benefits, please set up a consultation.

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Types of Humanitarian Immigration Asylum Cases

Gay and Transgender Individuals

Depending on your country of origin, if you are gay or transgender, you may be eligible for political asylum. Furthermore, same-sex married couples now have the same immigration rights as heterosexual couples.

Victims of Domestic Violence

Our firm works extensively with victims of domestic violence on immigration benefits such as political asylum and U-visas.

Indigenous Guatemalans

Our firm works with many individuals from indigenous communities in Guatemala.