Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.
Nationwide Firm
Injury, Immigration and Business Attorneys
Aggressive Advocacy and Exceptional Civil Litigation Success

Update: Woman on parents' E-2 visas gets reprieve for birthday

On August 1, this blog discussed the plight of a woman who lives in the Midwest who was about to lose her legal status in the United States. The woman has been in the country since she was a small child on her parents' E-2 investor's visas. The young woman's legal status was to dissolve upon her 21st birthday (which was on August 8).

The young woman had made plans to leave the country voluntarily if she did not get her immigration issue worked out before her birthday. She had not faced any imminent deportation threat from the federal government.

Her story made the news. Since the last post on her immigration battle, she has been given a reprieve from U.S. immigration officials. The Department of Homeland Security is allowing the young immigrant to remain in the United States for two more years. DHS says that the decision to defer any action toward the woman was based upon prosecutorial discretion.

The young woman has been seeking her own visa for roughly nine years. As this blog reported earlier this month, the woman's grandparents are naturalized citizens and an application for a family based visa was submitted years ago for the young immigrant, but that petition is sitting in the backlog of applications.

A friend of the young immigrant says that as a U.S. citizen, the woman's immigration battle "is really disheartening," according to CNN Money. The friend had reportedly traveled to Washington with the young immigrant to lobby Congress for the immigrant's legal status. The friend told CNN Money that, "People like [the young woman] are falling through the cracks. America's a melting pot. I learned that in middle school. You'd think that would be a priority."

Source: CNN Money, "Immigration officials spare entrepreneurs' daughter," Jose Pagliery, Aug. 13, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook

We Literally Wrote The Book On Immigration Law

Our firm is a recognized leader in immigration law and litigation. We handle the spectrum from family and employment-based visas to deportation defense and immigration appeals. Founding partner Ira Kurzban authored the Immigration Law Sourcebook, widely used by immigration lawyers, judges and government officials as the authoritative field reference.

Aggressive Advocacy and Exceptional Civil Litigation Successes Call Our Firm at 786-401-4706 or Fill Out the Secure Form Below

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

IIUSA | 2018 EB-5 Industry Achievement Awards | Litigator Of The Year |Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.
2018 EB-5 Industry Achievement Award

Miami Office
2650 SW 27th Avenue
2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33133

Phone: 786-401-4706
Fax: 305-444-3503
Miami Law Office Map

Jacksonville Office
10752 Deerwood Park Boulevard South
Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Map & Directions

Jed Kurzban Of Counsel at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, A Law Corporation
1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1600
Pauahi Tower
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-531-8031

Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.