Press Release: Asylum for Gay Jamaicans
GRACE M. GÓMEZ, ESQ: IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY HELPING PERSECUTED GAY/LESBIAN REFUGEES ACQUIRE RESIDENCE IN THE U.S. TO AVOID VIOLENCE AND JAIL SENTENCES IN JAMAICA
Immigration attorney Grace M. Gómez continues to fight on behalf of gay and lesbian asylum seekers. By representing people who are under threat of persecution in their home country due to their sexuality, Ms. Gómez has demonstrated the adaptability of U.S. immigration laws to aid persecuted homosexuals.
US immigration law can be complex, especially when the individual is seeking asylum from persecution. When the persecution is based on the sexual orientation of the person seeking asylum, the situation becomes far more complicated.
Grace M. Gómez has been very successful in proving valid reasons for the United States to grant gender-based asylum or long-term visas to gay and lesbian Jamaican immigrants seeking refuge from violence and harsh jail sentences in their home country.
This has been nothing short of life saving for the people whom Ms. Gómez has assisted. In Jamaica, homosexual acts are illegal, and Jamaica has been flagged by the U.S. Department of State and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as being one of the most anti-gay nations in the world, with gay and lesbian residents often becoming victims of extreme acts of violence.
By utilizing the U.S. immigration laws of asylum and Withholding of Removal and a United Nations treaty referred to as the Convention Against Torture, Grace M. Gómez has been able to secure asylum for gay and lesbian individuals who are being persecuted in Jamaica or fear returning to Jamaica because of the potential for violence and long prison sentences based on their sexual orientation.
Ms. Gómez has said “I am pleased with the success I have had in helping gay and lesbian immigrants who are in direct physical danger in their own countries make a new life in the US. Our practice is firmly committed to continuing its innovative approach to securing a successful grant to gay and lesbian asylum seekers, and I will continue to be of help to anyone who is afraid for their safety in their home country due to their sexual orientation.”
Asylum seekers are advised to contact the Law Offices of Gómez & Lackey in Coral Gables, Florida personally to discover how they may help to expedite an application for asylum, withholding of removal, or CAT.