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Prosecutorial discretion in your immigration proceedings

During removal proceedings, immigration officials in California and around the country have the option of exercising prosecutorial discretion, which is the authority that Department of Homeland Security officials have to choose to stop removal proceedings. Immigration officials may use this power to close existing removal proceedings or decline to initiate new removal proceedings.

At our law firm, our attorneys help those who have been targeted for deportation to benefit from prosecutorial discretion. If you are facing a removal order, we may be able to help you seek relief by representing your interests during court proceedings. Since 2003, we have been helping clients to secure deportation waivers, have removal orders canceled and obtain asylum status.

In August 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were issued a government memo explaining how they could use prosecutorial discretion. The memo stated that ICE agents could consider factors in an immigration detainee's life such as the detainee's responsibility to care for children. After considering the broad repercussions that detention could have on the lives of family members, immigration officials could decide to seek alternatives to detention in certain situations.

It is possible that you could benefit from prosecutorial discretion if you or a loved one are facing a removal order. Because most individuals only have one chance to establish why they should not be removed from the United States, it is important to seek legal assistance right away. Our experienced attorneys and paralegals offer immigration services for people in all different kinds of circumstances. To learn more about what we can provide in these types of matters, you are invited to visit our page on how to combat a threat of deportation.

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