The applicant is a Japanese national who is applying for a treaty investor status on his arrival to the United States. The applicant is a highly skilled chef in a specific Japanese form of cooking and has come to assist another treaty investor business by training US citizens in this particular form of cooking.
The case concerns a Pakistani immigrant appealing to reclassify himself as an investor and a non preference immigrant after he failed to maintain his legal status. The issue comes in proving that the applicant has had the $10,000 invested in a business per the regulations of section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
The applicant is a British national who is in Texas, United States for pleasure purposes but has applied for a reclassification as a treaty investor citing an investment and provided financial statements as proof of the investment.
The applicant is a Korean national who has applied for a treaty investor visa on the basis of a future investment that he plans to make. However, he has not made any required investments into his proposed investment business after being granted the status and simply has funds sitting in wait after he had transferred funds to the United States as a non immigrant visitor, claiming ignorance of such requirements.
The applicant is a Korean national who has applied for an E-2 visa on the grounds that he has significantly invested in a restaurant in San Francisco. He is seeking a visa as an investor himself and has invested $10,000 into the business, whose value is still up for dispute by the court.
The applicant is a Japanese national who was denied entry into the United States under an E-2 visa. He was to work as a specialized tempura chef in a San Francisco restaurant and the basis of his entry was to find and train American chefs until they were competent in the art. While the applicant has no significant monetary investments, he is argued to be a key figure in the business and should be admitted.
Miss Kobayashi and Miss Doi were Japanese citizens in the United States who were seeking a change of status after their last extension of stay and applied for an E-2 visa under the argument that they were key employees of their employer, an E-2 visa holder that owned a business in Hawaii.