Department of Homeland Security Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion

I am Los Angeles immigration attorney Gita P. Kapur, and I represent individuals in a variety of immigration law matters. To learn more about Department of Homeland Security prosecutorial discretion and how it can benefit you, please contact my law office online today.

Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion

Through prosecutorial discretion, immigration and customs enforcement officers have the ability to determine to what degree to enforce a law in an immigration case. Prosecutorial discretion can be favorable or unfavorable for an immigrant — depending on how the authority has chosen to use their authority.

Through prosecutorial discretion, a number of factors may be determined in any given case:

  • The amount of time the immigrant has spent in the United States
  • The pursuit of educational opportunities in the U.S.
  • Past or present military service
  • Criminal history
  • Family members in the U.S.
  • Other contributions to the community

Both positive and negative factors are considered when determining whether to grant prosecutorial discretion. If prosecutorial discretion is granted favorably, an individual may be able to avoid deportation or other adverse immigration consequences. I am familiar with prosecutorial discretion and how it can benefit individuals seeking to live and work in the United States.

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We speak a variety of languages to ease the process for our immigrant clients, including Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, Zapotec and Urdu.

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