II. Immigration Hold on an undocumented person:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) checks the jail log on a regular basis. They are looking for undocumented person or persons with expired status who have been taken into custody. ICE will place an Immigration hold on those who fall into these categories . This means that once the criminal matter for which you were detained is disposed of you will be transferred from state or federal custody to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (ICE).
The common scenario for the undocumented person and the person with an expired visa is a traffic stop. The immigrant is unable to provide a valid drivers license which leads to arrest , jail and an immigration hold. However, an immigration hold may be placed on you if you are arrested for any reason as an undocumented alien or overstay. Contact us to discuss the individual situation.
CAUTION: Do not post bail for a criminal charge if you have an immigration hold. You will not be released from custody and you will loose any fee you have paid for the bond.
III. Immigration Hold as a Result of a Criminal Record or Charge:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) checks the jail log regularly for persons who have been booked into the jail and charged with a crime that if convicted he may be deported for. A Permanent Resident can be deported for some crimes. A person with a valid visa may be deported for some crimes. If you or someone you know is in this situation you may want to read our page on criminal defense for the immigrant. When in this situation it is very important that you contact an attorney who is knowledgeable in criminal law and immigration law.
IV. Immigration Hold due to an Outstanding Removal Order
If there is a prior removal order against you ICE will place a hold on you. You will not be eligible for ICE bond and you may not be entitled to go in front of an immigration judge before being removed from the United States. You need to contact us immediately if you have any desire to remain in the United States.
V. Immigration Detention:
If you have a loved one who is in jail with an immigration hold or being detained in an immigration facility it is very important that you contact us immediately.