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In this article, you will learn:

  • How to check a family member’s status.
  • How an attorney can help you when a family member is facing deportation.
  • The significance of a bond in the deportation process.

What Can I Do If A Family Member Is Detained By Immigration And Is Facing Possible Removal Or Deportation?

In the event a family member is detained by immigration, we advise immediately to check their status via ICE’s detainee locator system. Searching “ICE detainee locator system” in a search engine should get you the page among the first few results.

From there, enter your family member’s A-number and country of origin. Doing so will generate data indicating what processing center they are detained at. Where they are detained usually correlates to a particular court with administrative control over their case.

Beyond this, it is critical to involve an attorney as soon as possible. If ICE does not grant a bond for your family member, an attorney must file a motion for custody redetermination and bond proceedings before an immigration judge.

You can obtain a bond for your family member as long as you can demonstrate first that they are not a danger to the community or a risk to national security. After you satisfy this burden, you have to demonstrate that they are not a flight risk. Strong ties to the United States can help assure authorities that the detainee will appear at all future hearings.

If you are unsuccessful at obtaining a bond at the immigration court level, you can appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals. This will occur while the removal hearing and proceedings play out. This situation can be very problematic because a bond appeal sometimes will not make it to adjudication before the removal hearing makes it to its final hearing due to the detained docket moving so quickly.

So again, involving a lawyer as soon as possible tremendously helps you with your deportation case under these types of circumstances.

With the guidance of a skilled attorney for Deportation Cases, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we’ll make it look easy.

For more information on Deportation Cases in Virginia, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (703) 775-1438 today.

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