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August 2016 Archives

Prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases

California residents are likely familiar with the legal doctrine of prosecutorial discretion. Authorities simply do not have the resources to prosecute all of the cases brought before them to the fullest extent of the law, and those considered less of a threat to society or the United States may sometimes find their cases delayed or dropped altogether. The concept of prosecutorial discretion forms the basis of some immigration policies, but its use in visa, asylum and green card cases was not widely known before John Lennon's brush with the federal government in the 1970s.

E-2 Investor visas can promote economic growth and create jobs

Foreign nationals who hold a majority stake in a business in California or any other U.S. state may be eligible to receive an E-2 Treaty Investor visa. The business concerned must be a U.S. company, and the investor must be a citizen of a country that has signed a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States. Investments in startup companies must be sufficient to cover the costs of getting the business up and running, and investors are able to renew their E-2 visas every two years for an indefinite period.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Avvo
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Irvine Chamber