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U-Visa and VAWA Petitions Lawyers

Female Crime Victim

Our compassionate and skilled Immigration attorneys will guide you through the I-360 VAWA or U-Visa process.

At Gupta & Trujillo, our dedicated immigration attorneys can help you with your U-Visa and VAWA application throughout Southern California, including Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, the Inland Empire and San Diego County.  Contact our office for a free consultation.

U-Visa

A U-Visa is a petition for U nonimmigrant status, which provides temporary immigration benefits to immigrants who are victims of criminal activity, who have reported the crime to authorities, and who have assisted authorities in the investigation of the crime. You may be eligible for a U-Visa if:

  • You have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of qualifying criminal activity;
  • You have reliable information establishing your knowledge of the qualifying criminal activity;
  • You have been helpful in the investigation or prosecution of the qualifying criminal activity; and
  • The qualifying criminal activity occurred in the United States.

NOTE: USCIS only grants 10,000 U-Visas per fiscal year. 

At Gupta & Trujillo, we can assist you in filing your U-Visa application with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or before an immigration judge.  Your U-Visa application requires not only your complete cooperation with your attorney, but also the cooperation of:

  • Law enforcement;
  • District attorneys;
  • City attorneys; or
  • Judges

Through our experience and familiarity with the immigration process, we have established relationships with law enforcement, district attorneys, city attorneys, and judges, allowing us to complete your U-Visa quickly. 

NOTE: Once your U-Visa petition is approved, it is only valid for four years.  We can assist you in filing your adjustment of status application to become a legal permanent resident after three years.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allows battered spouses, children, or parents to self-petition for legal status in the United States without depending on an abusive U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident to sponsor their adjustment of status application.

A VAWA petitioner must meet the following criteria:

  • an immigrant who entered into a good faith marriage to a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident and was either battered or subjected to extreme cruelty; and
  • is a person of good moral character.

We can assist you in your VAWA petition by filing your application either administratively through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or in proceedings before an immigration judge. Once your VAWA petition is approved, we can assist you in filing for an adjustment of status application to become a lawful permanent resident.  

 








Law Offices of Ramon Trujillo assists clients with Immigration and Criminal Defense in Orange, Irvine, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Tustin, Placentia, Garden Grove, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Brea, Stanton, Fountain Valley, Midway City, Costa Mesa, Westminster and throughout all of Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County.



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