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Transgender Law Center: Trans Immigrant Defense Effort (TIDE)

  • Location:
    PO Box 70976
    Oakland, CA 94612-0976
  • Phone:
    (510) 587-9670
  • Fax:
    (510) 587-9699
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Transgender Law Center (TLC) changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. Currently TIDE is prioritizing providing pro bono representation for deportation and removal defense to TGNC immigrants. If you or someone you know are a trans or gender nonconforming immigrant who is detained and seeking representation, is outside of the United States and planning on presenting themselves at the border to seek asylum, or if you want to contact TLC with any immigration law-related questions or concern, please contact us.

Counties served: Alameda, Orange

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Asylum applications, Removal hearings, U visas
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights
Populations served: Detained individuals, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No