New York, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: Hello, Can a gay G4 visa holder (non decision) from a LGBT-persecuting country apply for a Green Card.

I am a current LGBT G4 holder working for an International Organization (non-decision-making role) and from a country where LGBTQ people are persecuted. Instead of the asylum route can I apply for a Green card under the Section 13 (Diplomat) route?

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Giselle Ayala Mateus
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A: There is a provision of immigration law that allows certain long-term international organization employees and their eligible family members to apply for special immigrant status and become permanent residents of the U.S. (get a Green Card) as long as their organization remains recognized.

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