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.
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 on the link below.
Recently, 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. For further information on Family Immigration benefits, click on the link below.
If you are interested in finding out more about whether you qualify for political asylum or family immigration benefits, please set up a consultation.