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"Zambrano y Ruiz"

Zambrano and Ruiz represented a client whose naturalization application was denied by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) due to misrepresentation and marriage fraud. Our client failed to disclose the existence of a child fathered by someone else during the marriage to her United States citizen spouse. The attorneys at Zambrano and Ruiz submitted a lawsuit before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and they argued that having a child outside the marriage did not prove that the marriage was not valid and that the misrepresentation was not material under the immigration laws. Our client is now a United States citizen thanks to the amazing advocacy of our attorneys.
One of our clients applied for permanent residency with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). During the process, our client failed to disclose that she had been arrested (but not convicted) in the past for drug related crimes. USCIS claimed that she committed misrepresentation by omitting her arrest to immigration officials, and denied her application. The attorneys at Zambrano & Ruiz submitted a complaint against USCIS before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Our attorneys successfully argued that a failure to disclose an arrest was not a misrepresentation and that there was insufficient evidence indicating our client to be a drug trafficker. Now our client is now a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
Our client petitioned for her spouse’s permanent residency several years ago, but despite our client’s constant follow up and communications with the U.S. Embassy in Jordan over the last few years, they refused to approve it. Our client came to our office desperate to be reunited with her spouse after several attorneys declined to take her case. Our attorneys submitted a Complaint for Writ of Mandamus before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Embassy in Jordan. This complaint stated that they have willfully and unreasonably delayed our client’s husband’s permanent residency, causing extreme harm to our client. Our client’s spouse is now here in the United States and expecting their first baby.
Our client is married to a United States citizen who petitioned for him several years ago. But because our client did not have a legal entry, our client was required to go to the U.S. Embassy in his native country to obtain permanent residency. During his interview at the U.S. Embassy, the consular officer determined that our client was a suspected drug trafficker and denied his permanent residency. Because he wanted to be with his family, our client immediately reentered the US through the border and was apprehended by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Our client applied for Cancellation of Removal. During our client’s hearing, our amazing attorneys were able to convince the immigration judge that our client was not a drug trafficker. Our client is now a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
Our client was a victim of armed robbery, and therefore planned to submit a U visa application. Before submitting the petition, our client was arrested and convicted of several drug-related offenses. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Notice of Intent to Deny to refuse our client’s U visa petition, indicating that our client was a suspected drug trafficker. The attorneys at Zambrano & Ruiz successfully argued that there must be evidence that our client is or was a knowing and conscious drug trafficking participant. USCIS withdrew their Notice of Intent to Deny and approved our Client’s U visa petition.
Our client was a lawful permanent resident of the United States who applied for naturalization before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). During the interview, our client unknowingly failed to disclose that during the statutory period he had been placed on probation after his conviction for DUI. USCIS denied our client’s application for naturalization, indicating he lacked the good moral character required to become a United States citizen. The attorneys at Zambrano and Ruiz submitted a lawsuit before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and our brilliant attorneys argued that since our client was not aware he was giving false testimony, USCIS erred in concluding that our client lacked the moral character required to become a United States citizen. Our client is now a United States citizen thanks to the amazing advocacy of our attorneys.

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