Andre Olivie is a member of the Washington State LGBT Lawyers Association known as Q-Law and was the former Vice-President of the Seattle University School of Law LGBT Student Organization known as OUTLAWS. He speaks often in public on the issue of LGBT immigration. He is pleased to work with the LGBT community in Seattle, Redmond & Bellevue areas concerning their immigration needs and has provided information below on LGBT immigration issues and news.
For those gay asylum seekers who do not meet the one year bar because they have been in the U.S. for over a year and there are no changes in the country conditions, they may still be eligible for Withholding of Removal. Withholding of Removal can only be applied for if the individual is already in removal (deportation) proceedings and essentially, stops the person from being removed and allows them to live in the U.S. and provides them with a work permit. Unfortunately it is sometimes a bittersweet relief as there is no pathway to a greencard or U.S. Citizenship and the individual will not be allowed to return if they exit the U.S.
Attorney, Andre Olivie, has successful experience working with LGBT clients. Contact Andre to schedule a consultation by email or phone. Information about your sexual orientation will be kept confidential.