Q: Can me and my partner as LGBT persons apply and be represented for asylum in Florida.We entered USA few days ago in NYC
My name is Veljko, I am a 44 years old and HIV positive male originally from Serbia. I have been in a domestic partnership for four years with my fiance Sasha, since we don't have an option to legalize our relationship in our home country.
Back in 2004 I was persecuted for the first time because of my sexuality and as an LGBT person. During that period I was employed as an army officer, all together for 20 years. Due to my HIV status and sexuality, I was forced to retire from the military at a young age back in 2015 and I have documents that supports it. Ever since I was not legally able to get a job and make for my living which was a reason for me and my partner to leave Serbia for the first time. While we were briefly living abroad, my partner and I obtained tourist visas (B2). We entered USA this month.. We want to apply for legal help for our asylum application as well as medical counseling and medications since I am on HAART and in Florida
A: You can apply for asylum. the question is whether you have a testiminy and documentation to demonsrate that you qualify for asylum.
Where HIV was at one time a ground of inadmissibility it is no longer. However, you may be required to show that you have insurance to cover your medical needs and/or private funds.
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