Seeking Asylum in the United States
There are many ways that people get to the United States. Some come in on a visa for work or school. Others come into the country illegally by way of Mexico or Canada. While they may face persecution in their home countries and need a safe place to live, they may not know how to apply for asylum.
At the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe, we can help you seek protection from future persecution. Our team of attorneys handles LGBT asylum cases on behalf of clients fleeing persecution based on sexual identity, gender identity or HIV status. Many of our clients are aliens who have entered the United States illegally and may be deported if caught.
Our San Francisco, California, law firm has worked with people worldwide in LGBT asylum cases. We are able to help individuals around the world, in places including Brazil, India, Mexico, Italy and China, as well as from places throughout the Middle East and Africa. We speak many languages and work with translators for our clients' convenience.
How to Apply for Asylum
Applying for asylum in the United States can be confusing, especially when no one tells you how to do it successfully. You may feel lost. You may be worried that you will be returned to your home country if you come forward. When you contact the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe, we can explain the process of applying for asylum. Confidential consultations can be done over the phone or in person.
Many people with strong asylum cases have experienced persecution or mistreatment in the past, but you need not have been harmed to have a successful LGBT asylum application. Just having the fear of persecution is often enough for your lawyer to make a compelling argument on your behalf.
Further, those who do not qualify for asylum may have other options. They may be able to get temporary visas or green cards through their employers. They may also be able to appeal a denied asylum petition. At the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe, we keep up with the law on LGBT asylum and on conditions across the globe, to help our clients achieve the best possible results in immigration courts.
Act Quickly. There is a Statute of Limitations on Asylum Cases.
If you are considering applying for asylum because of your sexual identity, gender identity or HIV status, you should act quickly. You have only one year from entering the country to apply. While you may be able to successfully seek asylum after a year, the process becomes harder.
Contacting an attorney as soon as possible gives your lawyer valuable time to prepare paperwork and to structure an argument on your behalf.
By scheduling a confidential consultation with a lawyer at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe, you can learn about the law on asylum and immigration and how to proceed in your situation. Call our San Francisco, California, law firm at 415-956-5513 or complete our online contact form.
Law Office of Robert B. Jobe
550 Kearny Street 2nd Floor, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108