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VIA CERTIFIED MAIL
Paul Novak, Director
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Vermont Service Center
VAWA Unit, Box 1000
75 Lower Weldon Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

RE:    Application for U Visa for Eligible Victim of
       _____________________
       for
        ______________________ (Principal applicant)
       _______________________ (Derivative applicant)

Dear Director Novak:

Our office represents Ms. XXXX in this immigration matter. Enclosed please find Notice of
Appearance, Form G-28.

As the attached materials explain, Ms. XXXX was the victim of domestic assault in XXXXX,
Minnesota, which has resulted in substantial physical and mental abuse. She has cooperated with
law enforcement and a U certification is enclosed.

Pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(15)(U), through her undersigned counsel, Ms. XXXX
respectfully requests that the CIS grant this application for a U visa. This application and the
enclosed evidence—including a certification form signed by a government official whose agency
investigated the criminal activity—fully supports Ms. XXXX’s eligibility for a U- visa under the
terms of 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(15)(U).

In addition to this request for a U-visa we are also soliciting a favorable decision on the
accompanying I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant pursuant to
8 U.S.C. §212(d)(3). The evidence included herein established that it is in the public interest for
Ms. XXXX to remain in the United States should her U-visa application be approved.

At this time the applicant would also like to file her I-765 Application for Employment
Authorization based on her pending I-918 application for U-Visa pursuant to H.R. 7311,
Wilburforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.

Enclosed please find the following in support of these requests:
U VISA APPLICATION

   Two passport style pictures of the applicant;
   Fingerprinting fee in the amount of $80.00; [OR FEE WAIVER REQUEST, IF
    APPLICABLE]
   Form G-28 Notice of Appearance;
   Form I-918 Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status;
   Form I-918 Supplement B, U Nonimmigrant Status Certification;
   Minnesota Criminal Statute 609.2242;
   Minnesota Criminal Statute 609.506;
   St. Paul Police Department Incident Report;
   Criminal Court Record against Perpetrator;
   No Contact Order against Perpetrator;
   Statement of XXXX applicant, translation and certification of translation;
   Letter from XXXX, undated;
   Letter from XXXX dated July 20, 2008;
   Letter from XXXXX dated August 9, 2007;
   Copy of applicant’s passport;
   Copy of applicant’s prior Employment Authorization Document;
   Copy of applicant’s Driver’s License
   Copy of Applicant’s Social Security Card;
   Copy of Birth Certificate of applicant, translation and certification of translation;
   Copy of applicant’s National Identity Card, Translation and certification of translation;
   Copy of Birth Certificate of XXXX, child of applicant;
   Copy of Birth Certificate of XXXX, child of applicant.

APPLICATION FOR INTERIM EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION

     Two passport style photos of the applicant;
     Filing fee in the amount of $340.00; [OR FEE WAIVER REQUEST, IF APPLICABLE]
     Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization;
     Copy of applicant’s prior Employment Authorization Document [IF APPLICABLE].

APPLICATION FOR ADVANCED PERMISSION TO ENTER AS NON-IMMIGRANT

     Filing fee in the amount of $545.00; [OR FEE WAIVER REQUEST, IF APPLICABLE]
     Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant;
     Statement of XXXX, applicant, translation and certification of translation;
     Letter from Ramsey County Sheriff indicating no criminal records for the applicant;
     Result of LA Court Online record check indicating no criminal records for the applicant;
     Copy of Certificate of Completion of the applicant regarding employment training;
     Letter from XXXX, Apartment Manager, undated;
     Letter from XXXX, Operations Manager, undated;
     Letter from XXXX, Plant Manager, undated;
     Letter from XXXX, undated
     Letter from XXXX, dated November 10, 2007;
       Letter from XXXX, dated July 21, 2007, translation and certification of translation; and
       Letter from XXXX, undated

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need additional information regarding this application.
Thank you in advance for your professional courtesy and consideration.


Respectfully yours,



Cynthia L. Anderson
Accredited Representative

Attachments

Cc:      XXXX, Applicant
         XXXX, Advocate

				
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