We represent permanent residents and non-residents who are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, more commonly known as “ICE.” (ICE has no jurisdiction over U.S. citizens and if you know of a citizen who has been detained by I.C.E., you should notify an attorney immediately). We will act as quickly as possible to achieve the best possible outcome. We will act on your behalf and on behalf of your family in communicating with the government and we will determine whether there is any relief available in your particular case.
Rights of the “Accused”
Immigrants who are detained by local police or ICE are often unaware of the rights they have. They often answer questions they are not required to answer and are even more reluctant to ask for an attorney, even when their rights are being violated.
287g Agreements: Some police departments in certain counties have an agreement with ICE to notify them of anyone who appears to have immigration issues or appear to be out of status. In these counties, there have been cases where the local police have questioned the person not about alleged criminal activity but rather as to their immigration status. In these cases, the individual may find himself in ICE custody very quickly after a confrontation with the police.
TIP: If possible, try to obtain the alien registration number (“A#”) of the detained individual, which might be found on any previously filed immigration or immigration detention documents. This number will help the attorney to locate the individual more quickly and begin work on his/her behalf.
Transfer of Detainees:
Detainess may be transferred to ICE facilities anywhere in the country. Because of this, it is important to act as quickly as possible with regard to the defense of your loved one. Sometimes the individual believes he/she has relief available and wants to fight the case. Other times, the individual simply wants to return to his/her home country. Either way, we will work toward achieving that goal.
If the person has no aggravated felony convictions and no prior deportation order, the person may be eligible for bond. We can help you in determining whether bond may be available and setting a hearing to request the individual’s release on his/her own recognizance or with payment of a bond in the Immigration Court.