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Getting Legal Help

There are few areas of U.S. law that are as complicated and that change as frequently as immigration law. Even experienced immigration attorneys may be unfamiliar with or insensitive to the unique issues of discrimination that confront the LGBT and HIV-positive immigrant communities. Immigration Equality is always available to give you information about the immigration law. You can call or e-mail us with any questions you may have.

Immigration Equality has helped hundreds of individuals win safe haven in the United States.  The best way to get legal help from our office is to fill out the form on our contact us page.  This will allow us to get some basic information about you and direct your inquiry to the most appropriate member of our legal staff.

If you have an emergency or very time-sensitive question (you have an immigration court date in the next few days; your partner is traveling to the U.S. in the next few days; you have an application due with USCIS in the next few days), then please call our New York office at  212-714-2904.

Additionally, if you can afford an attorney, we can give you a list of names of LGBT- and HIV-friendly private immigration attorneys. Finding the right lawyer is one of the most important things you can do to find a way to stay in the United States legally.  If you cannot afford an attorney and if we feel your case is strong enough, we may be able to find a free pro bono attorney to represent you if you are applying for asylum.