Valerie Sprout

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Valerie K. Sprout joined the firm in 2011 as an associate attorney. Her legal career has been dedicated exclusively to immigration law. Her practice is focused on family and humanitarian-based applications, naturalization, removal defense, and appeals. Valerie is a passionate advocate of immigrant rights and is a frequent presenter to both legal and community groups in Kansas City. She studied Spanish and Psychology at the University of Kansas and obtained her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2011. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and has been a columnist for the Midwest Voices panel. Valerie speaks Spanish.

Valerie is a 2011 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. During law school, Valerie distinguished herself as a semi-finalist in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Brooklyn, New York and was Co-President of the Hispanic Law Student Association at UMKC. She worked as a law clerk on a variety of immigration cases including asylum, cancellation of removal, marriage based petitions, and fiancé visas.

  • Naturalization Applications
  • Removal Defense
  • Asylum – affirmative & defensive
  • Refugee/Asylee Derivative Applications
  • Humanitarian Parole
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Petitions for Administrative Closure and Prosecutorial Discretion
  • Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”)
  • Federal Litigation
  • Fiancé Visa Petitions
  • Request for Evidence (“RFE”) Responses
  • Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) Petitions
  • U Visa Petitions for Victims of Serious Crimes
  • T Visas for Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Family-Based Lawful Permanent Residence (“Green Card”) Petitions
  • I-751 Petitions to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence
  • Applications for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) Applications
  • Consular Processing
  • I-601 & I-212 Waivers
  • I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers
  • Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) investigations
  • Applications for Certificate of Citizenship
  • Special Immigrant Visas (“SIV”) – including special immigrant juveniles, Afghans and Iraqis who were employed by/on behalf of the U.S. Government, and widow(er).