Release from Detention
There are several reasons a person may be detained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). These reasons include committing a crime, having an outstanding deportation order, or missing prior immigration hearing dates. Getting a loved one released from an immigration detention facility is rather time-consuming and difficult, but it’s not impossible. Since every detainee’s case is different, it is wise to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable immigration lawyer to guide you through the situation.
Although many people worry that their loved one will be deported upon their release from detention, that this is not necessarily the case for everyone. A person may be released from immigration detention via several different routes such as release on parole, release on an immigration bond, release on order of supervision, or termination of proceedings.
Unfortunately, there are certain individuals who are not eligible for release, particularly those with serious criminal offenses. However, since immigration detention is a very complicated area of law, it’s always a good idea to consult with an immigration lawyer.
Attorney for Immigration Detention
When an individual has been detained by ICE, it can be very scary and confusing for loved ones. Sometimes, family members can find out where their loved one is being held through the ICE locator website or by contacting the local ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations. Another potential option is to call the individual’s deportation officer, who can tell you where the loved one is located and how they can be visited. However, if you’re unsure how to get in contact with the officer (or if he/she doesn’t let you give you permission to talk to your loved one), an immigration attorney can determine your options and possibly help you get in touch with your loved one.
An immigration lawyer is an invaluable resource when learning information on the safety and future of someone you care about, as they can help you decide the next steps and determine your loved one’s options. We understand how upset or worried you may be about a family member of yours who has been detained; let us be an advocate for you. Contact Salmon-Haas today for a confidential consultation to find out how we can help you defend your case.