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Immigration – USCIS and Consular Processing

 

Victories for Trupiano Law in Obtaining a Grant of Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing for Legal Permanent Residence and Naturalization or Certificate of United States Citizenship for Complex Cases, even When Clients Had Criminal History

Utah law firm, practicing and having great success in federal immigration law, criminal defense and family law.

Below is a list, which is not all inclusive, of representative cases involving clients who were granted legal permanent resident status, asylum, or who whose application for naturalization or a visa was granted, often despite criminal history that could have resulted in a rejected application.  Additionally, Ms. Trupiano has successfully represented people before USCIS with applications for certificates of United States citizenship based on at least one of their parents’ status in the United States.

 

Matter of M.A. – Ms. Trupiano WON asylum application for man from Iraq
Mr. A., a citizen of Iraq, obtained a grant of asylum with Ms. Trupiano’s representation at the first interview. To make this asylum application a success, Ms. Trupiano and her staff had to pursue detailed factual research and development along with compilation of evidence of Mr. A’s social group, religious background, and ethnicity. Ms. Trupiano drafted a detailed legal analysis with the application to show how the facts supported a grant of asylum. Ms. Trupiano was able to successfully show that Mr. A’s social group included his former job in Iraq and how that job associated him personally with forces that were alleged to be against terrorist cells in Iraq.
Matter of Y.P. – Ms. Trupiano WON asylum application for Vietnam
Ms. P., a citizen of Vietnam, obtained a grant of asylum with Ms. Trupiano’s representation. To make this asylum application a success, Ms. Trupiano and her staff had to demonstrate among other things how Ms. Y would likely be persecuted if she had to return to Vietnam based on her social group and political opinion.
Matter of M.B. – Ms. Trupiano WON expedited citizenship application
Immigration law attorney Kimberly J. Trupiano applied for client’s children’s United States citizenship through expedited citizenship program under INA § 322 and 8 C.F.R. §§ 322.2, 322.3 by proving successfully before USCIS the necessary factors, such as, that the children were in the United States under non-immigrant visas and their mother and grandmother had the requisite U.S. citizenship and presence in the United States.
Matter of G.G. – Ms. Trupiano WON asylum for Mexican client  
Immigration law and criminal defense attorney Kimberly J. Trupiano was able to obtain a grant by an immigration asylum officer that her Mexican national client, who was in removal proceedings for having a conviction for trafficking in controlled substance from California, that her client had reasonably fear of torture if removed to Mexico due to his confidential informant work against certain drug traffickers in Mexico.
Matter of M.L. – Ms. Trupiano WON naturalization for her client from Serbia who had a disability and could not take the civics and English test
Kim was able to work with the medical doctor and her psychologist to show that her client could not sit the civics and English examination. Her client’s application for naturalization was granted and the tests were waived.
Matter of P.R.Ms. Trupiano WON legal permanent resident for client illegally in the United States (with two illegal entries to the United States) and criminal conviction
Attorney Kim Trupiano was able to show USCIS that the criminal conviction (that Ms. Trupiano had brokered herself with the State prosecutor) for possession of another’s identification documents did not make him inadmissible or removable so that Ms. R. could obtain his legal permanent resident status through his marriage to his United States citizen wife. USCIS also approved of Ms. Trupiano’s LIFE Act argument that her client was eligible for his green card despite the fact he illegally entered the United States because of the prior application by his United States citizen step-father’s for his mother.
Matter of M.G. – Ms. Trupiano WON legal permanent resident for client illegally in the United States who did not have proof of lawful entry to the United States
Attorney Kimberly J. Trupiano obtained new copy from USCIS of lost I-94, proof of lawful entry into the United States, after the original proof of lawful entry to the United States was lost by her client. Additionally, Ms. Trupiano was able to successfully apply for Ms. G’s adjustment of status to legal permanent resident status based on her marriage to a United States citizen.
Matter of L.G. – Ms. Trupiano WON legal permanent resident for client illegally in the United States who did not have proof of lawful entry to the United States
Trupiano Law successfully prepared an alien relative petition and adjustment of status application based on the LIFE Act by showing that Ms. Trupiano’s client was an eligible derivative beneficiary of an alien relative petition before the deadline of April 31, 2001. That is, although Ms. Trupiano’s client was never named on his mother’s United States citizen husband’s application for his mother’s legal permanent residence, Ms. Trupiano was able to show her client was still eligible for adjustment of status without having to return to the consulate where his mother’s (now former) U.S. husband had petitioned for his mother while client was under the age of 21, making him an eligible beneficiary. Now that his mother has naturalized, client can seek adjustment of status through INA § 245(i).
Matter of H.A. – Ms. Trupiano WON application for naturalization for client with extensive criminal history
Ms. Trupiano took over this case after USCIS had issued notice of intent to deny naturalization application. USCIS challenged client on issue of prior undisclosed travel outside the U.S., previously undisclosed membership in prior organization, and criminal history consisting of numerous convictions, including violation of protective order. Client had convictions that had been expunged so client could not show record of conviction anymore. Kim issued records request to the Police Departments and motions to the court to obtain sealed, expunged records pursuant to Rule 4-202 of the Judicial Council of Rules of Judicial Administration.  Kim was able to show that her client was eligible for naturalization and that he was worthy of the discretionary relief despite several conviction several years ago.  She was able to clear up the misunderstandings regarding the client’s prior travel and organization membership.
Matter of A.N. – Ms. Trupiano WON application for naturalization for client with felony aggravated assault conviction history
Kim successfully represented this client in naturalization proceedings where he had a prior Utah State conviction for felony aggravated assault conviction. Kim obtained an amendment to the conviction since her client had not received effective assistance of counsel during the criminal proceedings as to the immigration consequences of the plea deal. Kim prepared the naturalization application and was able to show not only her client’s eligibility but also his worthiness of discretion. The naturalization application was approved.
Matter of J.Q. – Ms. Trupiano WON application to remove conditions of legal permanent resident status after failed marriage and flagged for marriage fraud
Kim represented this client who had already applied for a previous husband to obtain legal permanent resident status through the marriage. Right after that prior husband had his conditions removed from his legal permanent resident status, coincidentally the marriage failed so USCIS would have flagged it for marriage fraud. Nevertheless, Attorney Ms. Trupiano was able to obtain a grant of the alien relative petition and legal permanent resident application for the second marriage, the marriage fraud inference notwithstanding.
Matter of T.S. – Ms. Trupiano WON application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident after amending multiple marijuana convictions
This client had multiple convictions for marijuana use which made him inadmissible to the United States and ineligible for adjustment of status to a legal permanent resident through his marriage to a United States citizen. Kim was able to amend the convictions so that he only had one left and then she was able to prevail on an application for a waiver, showing the United States citizen wife would suffer extreme hardship under immigration law standards if the client could not remain in the United States.
Matter of A.K. – Ms. Trupiano WON application to remove conditions of legal permanent resident status after client had filed application late and without enough evidence
This client had filed a petition to remove the conditions of legal permanent residence, but it was denied as filed out-of-time and without sufficient evidence. Kim represented this couple to file a motion to reopen the USCIS decision. She worked with the client to obtain evidence to demonstrate the ongoing validity of their marriage and she submitted a memorandum of law to USCIS of the timeliness of the original petition, and, in the alternative, of the authority of USCIS to forgive any potential late filing for good cause shown. The motion to reopen was accepted, and the original petition to remove the conditions of legal permanent residence was granted. Kim successfully showed USCIS that under the law her client’s criminal convictions for violation of protective order and assault were not deportable offenses.
Matter of M.S. – Ms. Trupiano WON application to remove conditions of legal permanent resident status after marriage had failed
This client had obtained her 2-year conditional legal permanent resident status through her marriage to a legal permanent resident, but then their marriage failed. Kim was able to successfully petition for her client’s conditions to be removed by showing that the divorce was not her client’s fault and that the marriage had been a real marriage. Kim had also invoked the other two waivers as a back-up argument by showing her client had suffered extreme emotional cruelty in the marriage and that her client would suffer extreme hardship if she had to return to Venezuela. USCIS granted the self-petition by her client.
Matter of A.K. – Ms. Trupiano WON application for K Visa through Consulate in Philippines
Kim prepared and won on the application for a K visa even though the Philippine wife had been married in the Philippines before. Kim worked with the clients to obtain an annulment per Pilipino law and then won the K visa.
Matter of K.J. – Ms. Trupiano WON application for extreme hardship waiver application and obtained an immigration visa for spouse of United States through Consulate in Mexico
Kim won the waiver application for her client’s husband to obtain lawful entry into the United States on an immigrant visa. Her husband had illegally entered the United States and then resided in the United States many years unlawfully and was thus not admissible on the visa application.  Kim was able to prepare a thorough and effective waiver application and to successfully show that her client would suffer extreme hardship if her Mexican national husband could not enter the United States and join her.
Matter of J.S. – Ms. Trupiano WON application for K Visa through Consulate in Guatemala
Successful spouse K visa through U.S. consulate in the Guatemala although the client’s wife from Guatemala had been in the United States too long beyond her authorized stay on her prior trips to the United States using a tourist visa.
Matter of F.L. – Ms. Trupiano WON extreme hardship waiver application and application for K Visa through Consulate in Mexico  
Kim prepared a waiver application for her client’s wife to obtain lawful entry into the United States on a K visa. His wife had resided in the United States for over a year unlawfully and was not admissible into the United States on the visa application until Kim was able to prepare the waiver application and successfully show that her client would suffer extreme hardship if his Mexican national wife could not enter the United States and join him.

Why Kim Trupiano Is Successful

  • Aggressive — Although she works to find resolutions where they can be obtained, she prepares for trial, not for settlement. Kim exploits any hole in the other side’s case to gain advantage and maximize the positive outcomes for her clients.
  • Thorough — Kim’s attention to detail is essential to challenging evidence in court proceedings and producing a strong evidentiary case for her client, including strongly-backed and detailed motions for relief.
  • Compassionate — She eases client concerns by taking the time to explain clients’ rights, explore their options and keep them updated about progress in the case.
  • Creative — Kim does her homework to raise new defense and affirmative relief theories, or to negotiate alternative resolutions and outcomes.

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