Deportation And Removal Defense For The LGBTQ Community
Governments do not always protect people from violence. People who identify themselves at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or intersex often face especially challenging circumstances. Many face violence and find that their governments will not protect them. Once in the United States, they fear that returning to their countries of origin may put their lives at risk.
At Law Office of Robert B. Jobe, in San Francisco, California, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of people in the LGBTQ community by developing creative legal solutions to complex immigration problems. Our team of experienced attorneys takes even the most complex cases and provides a strong and effective deportation defense. Asylum can be one of the most effective deportation defenses, but others may be available depending on your situation.
Other Forms Of Relief
Even if your application for asylum and withholding of removal is not granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you may have other alternatives under the law. At the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe, we use in-depth knowledge of the law to help our clients know and pursue all their immigration options. If LGBTQ asylum is not an option, we may also pursue other forms of relief:
- UN Convention Against Torture: The Convention Against Torture is an international document that prohibits the return of people to their home countries if there is reason to believe they will be tortured.
- Temporary protected status: TPS is a temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals of certain designated countries.
- Deferred enforced departure: DED is a temporary immigration status granted to foreign nationals from certain countries.
- T nonimmigrant status: Known as the T visa, this form of relief provides immigration protection to certain victims of human trafficking.
Our lawyers do in-depth research regarding the political and human rights conditions in countries around the world. We use this information to make compelling arguments to United States immigration judges on behalf of our clients. We also do thorough research on existing case law and statutes related to deportation defense.
We prepare witnesses to testify about the conditions in your country and the impact that persecution has had on you. This includes testimony by expert psychologists who can discuss the emotional issues you may be facing, as well as by university professors who are known experts on specific countries.
By scheduling a confidential consultation with a lawyer at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe, you can learn about your options for deportation defense in immigration courts. Call our San Francisco law firm at 415-949-4069 or complete our online contact form.