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Wed Jun 17, 2015, 03:16 PM

Comments and advice welcome: Re: bringing my gay pakistani friend to the U.S.

My friend who just turned adult age in Pakistan wants out... who can blame him? The tricky balance here is he does not want any of his family to know about his preferences, that could put them in danger even in his absence. I'm bringing him here on a visitor's visa then apply for asylum. He's also coming to check out City College's engineering program for a start in college. I've already made contact with a law firm who has had success in such cases.
I think we're doing this right under the circumstances. He is so living in fear there. It's strictly a platonic interest for me, myself being partially disabled he's willing to help me manage my home so I can keep working until we can get ourselves set up to support him in school. I know he'll need to take some ESL classes part time for a year or so before starting a serious program anyway, he's got basic english down albeit a bit broken and accented.
Resources are short for me, so I've had to take this one step at a time.
I'm not giving a lot of details here. I know there are some antediluvian lurkers around this site that would love to take the wrecking ball to our lives.

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Reply Comments and advice welcome: Re: bringing my gay pakistani friend to the U.S. (Original post)
nightscanner59 Jun 2015 OP
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elleng Jun 2015 #2
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Response to nightscanner59 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 05:51 PM

1. Unfamiliar with intricacies of visas or asylum. Yet will say - keep in touch w/ legal professionals.

Sounds like you would benefit from experienced, professional advice.

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Response to nightscanner59 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 07:55 PM

2. My friend, a 'senior' Pakistani, U.S. citizen for many years, says this:

Please help any and all young to get out and taste non oppressive living.

1 - Asylum cases are very difficult. Consultation with lawyer of experience might help.
2 - City College is very, very good.
3 - As plan B, think about community colleges. I recommend Allentown, PA Montgomery County, MD
4 - Visa jumping has become very very risky. Consult a lawyer.
5 - If the fellow knows Pushto or Daari, FBI, US-Army can help him as he is. ( They used to pay $700 per day )

Good luck.

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Response to nightscanner59 (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 02:58 PM

3. Re: "antediluvian lurkers" on DU, particularly vis-a-vis Pakistan,

 

Yes, I agree. Why I rarely these days wade into threads here about Pakistan.

That said, I have some knowledge about this area, and have known a number of people to successfully apply for asylum. PM me if you want to more info.

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