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Immigrant Legal Services

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Immigration Law Project provides legal consultationscourt representation, including for asylum/refugee law, and holistic support to protect members of the LGBTQ+ community fleeing persecution and torture in their countries of origin. We also assist in applying for permanent residencynaturalizationfamily and marriage petitions, and other administrative relief.

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Our Services Include:

Legal consultations and eligibility screenings for immigration relief

Assistance in preparing applications for asylum, withholding of removal, or protection under the Convention Against Torture

Representation before the Immigration Court (Executive Office of Immigration Review) and USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services)

Removal defense for persons detained at immigration detention centers

Assistance in applying for and renewing employment authorization (work permit)

Assisting victims of crime in applying for VAWA and U-Visas

Externship and experiential learning opportunities for law students

Pro bono training and support for asylum cases and appeals

Training for attorneys and professionals working with LGBTQ+ immigrants

How Do I Get Started?

For all clients, we start our process with telephone intakes, and then proceed (if necessary) to telephone or video consultations. In-person appointments will be limited, but we prioritize these appointments for clients who do not have ongoing access to the phone/internet, and/or clients who need to receive legal documents.

If you’d like to make an appointment, please call us or send an email. Para comenzar, llame o envíe un correo electrónico. Please leave a message stating your full name, phone number, and a brief description of how we can help. When returning calls, please note our number may appear as blocked or private; all legal services are confidential.

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