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Immigration detention is the policy of holding individuals suspected of visa violations, illegal entry or unauthorized arrival in detention until a decision is made by immigration authorities to grant a visa and release them into the community, or to repatriate them to the country of their country of departure.

M&A Law Firm can review the detention case of your loved one, in order to see which option or options work for you. After a detention you might need to fight a removal proceeding in order to make sure you are not deported, or otherwise, you might need preventative measures by having us minimize the immigration consequences and prevent a possibility of a criminal charge.

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How can you be detected and detained?

Immigrants who are subject to removal are likely to be detained by immigration authorities. According to the US Immigration Law a non-citizen convicted of certain crimes must be detained, and are ineligible for bond release from custody. Here we are four different ways a person can be detected and detained for removal by immigration authorities:

STOPPED AT THE AIRPORT AFTER TRAVELING ABROAD

All non-citizens of the United States have to go through Department of Homeland Security (DHS, formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service, INS) screening, when they enter US. Due to recent updates of the government computer systems, immigration authorities have access to criminal records and prior orders of deportation.

If you have some prior criminal convictions, you should consult an experienced immigration attorney before traveling abroad to make sure that you will be able to re-enter the United States without a problem. Consult with our Immigration Attorneys at 972-789-1664, or 1-866-789-1664, or email us at contact@dallasarealaw.com, to schedule a free consultation.

INTERVIEW WHILE IN JAIL

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has immigration officers in most jails of major cities of the United States. During the arrest, you will likely be interviewed by a DHS agent, and will be asked about your immigration status. Most of the times you will not even realize that DHS was interviewing you. Immigration authorities can put you into removal proceedings, if there is a basis under the immigration laws to do so.

You have to complete your time in the jail or prison for the crime committed, and then you will be transferred to DHS custody. According to the Federal Laws, a state or a local law enforcement authority can only detain you for 48 hours after the completion of their jail time. This means that immigration officials must take you into custody within two days. If they do not, you should contact your Criminal Defense Attorney, and have a writ of habeas corpus filed with the state court demanding your release.

IMMIGRATION APPLICATIONS

According to the new Immigration Laws, most applications to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency within DHS, now require security clearances and/or fingerprints as part of the application process. This includes: Applications for Citizenship, Renewal of Green Cards, Employment Authorization Documents, and Status Inquiries.

USCIS is using their complicated computer systems, for the security clearances of applicants, and searching for your criminal convictions from anywhere in the US. Now, when the fingerprints are taken, USCIS get a list of all your arrests and convictions. If you have a conviction, for which according to law, you have to be removed from the country, your application will be denied, and you will be placed in removal proceedings.

PRIOR ORDERS OF DEPORTATION

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a campaign to pick up persons living in the United States who have orders of deportation. You might have a deportation order, but you may not even know that there is one. Also, you may be thinking that the deportation order was entered many years ago, and it’s no longer a problem.

If you were ever in immigration court proceedings, but never returned to the court, it is possible that you may have been ordered deported in your presence. There is a list of persons with prior orders of deportation called national “absconder” list. Immigration authorities with the coordination of local law enforcement authorities have been working together to pick up persons on this list. This can happen anywhere including at the US border, or at a local traffic violation pull over.


FINGDING AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY FOR YOUR DETENTION CASE

When you first appear in a court, the judge will ask you if you have an attorney or would like time to contact and hire one. If you wish to fight your removal case, then you need to hire an attorney, and ask the court for time to get an attorney. The court will issue a temporary suspension to the case, and will let you find a lawyer. If you cannot find an immigration attorney by the date given, the court may begin the detention process without your consent.

Unlike other detainees with the right to an attorney, in immigration court, you are not entitled to have an attorney assigned to you at the government’s expense. You can contact experienced immigration attorneys at M&A Law Firm, who have the experience of working on Hundreds of Immigration Detention cases. Call us at 972-789-1664, or 1-866-789-1664, or email us at contact@dallasarealaw.com, or fill the online case evaluation form to discuss the case of your loved one.

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List of Immigration Detention Centers in US


Etowah County Detention Center

ALABAMA

TEL: (520) 868-8377, (520) 868-8377

Eloy Detention Center

Arizona

TEL: (520) 466-4141, (520) 464-3000

Florence Correctional Center

Arizona

TEL: (520) 868-9095, (520) 868-8401

Florence SPC

Arizona

TEL: (520) 868-8377, (520) 868-8377

Pinal County Adult Detention Center

Arizona

TEL: (520) 866-5000, (520) 868-8377

El Centro Service Processing Center

California

TEL: (760) 336-4716, (760) 336-4600

Lerdo Pretrial and Maximum Medium Facility

California

TEL: (661) 391-7900, (415) 844-5512

Mira Loma Detention Center

California

TEL: (661) 949-3811, (661) 940-3555

Otay Detention Facility

California

TEL: (619) 661-9119, (619) 710-8300

Santa Ana City Jail

California

TEL: (714) 245-8100, (714) 834-4800

Yuba County Jail

California

TEL: (530) 749-7740, (415) 844-5512

Denver Contract Detention Facility

Colorado

TEL: (303) 361-6612, (720) 873-2899

Baker County Facility

Florida

TEL: (904) 259-2231, (904) 281-8568

Broward Transitional Center

Florida

TEL: (954) 973-4485, (954) 236-4900

Glades County Detention Center

Florida

TEL: (863) 946-1600, (954) 236-4900

Krome Service Processing Center

Florida

TEL: (305) 207-2100, (954) 236-4900

Wakulla County Facility

Florida

TEL: (850) 926-0800, (954)236-4900

Atlanta City Detention Center

Georgia

TEL: (404) 865-8099, (404) 893-1210

North Georgia Detention Center

Georgia

TEL: (770) 533-7500, (404) 893-1210

Stewart Detention Center

Georgia

TEL: (229) 838-5000, (229) 838-1105

McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility

Illinois

TEL: (312) 347-2400, (312) 347-2400

Tri-County Detention Center

Illinois

TEL: (618)-845-3512, (312) 347-2400

LaSalle Detention Facility

Louisiana

TEL: (318) 992-7800, (318) 992-1609

Oakdale Federal Detention Center

Louisiana

TEL: (318) 335-4466, (318) 335-7500

South Louisiana Correctional Center

Louisiana

TEL: (337) 432-5493, (318) 335-7500

Bristol County House of Corrections

Massachusetts

TEL: (508) 995-6400, (781) 359-7500

Plymouth County Correctional Facility

Massachusetts

TEL: (508) 830-6200, (781) 359-7500

Suffolk County House of Corrections (South Bay)

Massachusetts

TEL: (617) 635-1000, (781) 359-7500

Calhoun County Correctional Center

Michigan

TEL: (269) 969-6304, (313) 568-6049

Sherburne County Facility

Minnesota

TEL: (763) 241-2500, (800) 433-5245

Montgomery County Jail

Missouri

TEL: (573) 564-8086, (314) 539-2132

North Las Vegas Detention Center

Nevada

TEL: (702) 699-1400, (702) 388-6253

Bergen County Jail

New Jersey

TEL: (201) 527-3000, (212)-863-3401

Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility

New Jersey

TEL: (973) 622-7157, (973) 645-3666

Essex County Correctional Facility

New Jersey

TEL: (973) 274-7500, (973) 645-3666

Hudson County Correctional Facility

New Jersey

TEL: (201) 395-5600 - 9, (212) 863-3401

Monmouth County Correctional Institution

New Jersey

TEL: (732) 294-5983, (212) 863-3401

Otero County Processing Center

New Mexico

TEL: (575) 824-0440, (915) 834-4800

Buffalo Federal Detention Facility

New York

TEL: (585) 343- 0814, (716) 551-4741 x2500

Orange County Correctional Facility

New York

TEL: (845) 291-4033, (212) 863-3401

Seneca County Jail

Ohio

TEL: (419) 448-5074, (313) 568-6049

David L. Moss CJC Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma

TEL: (918) 596-8910, (405) 219-3199

Lackawanna County Prison

Pennsylvania

TEL: (570) 963-6639, (215) 656-7164

Pike County Correctional Facility

Pennsylvania

TEL: (570) 775-5500, (215) 656-7164

York County Prison

Pennsylvania

TEL: (717) 840-7580, (717) 840-7253

El Paso Processing Center

Texas

TEL: (915) 225-1901, (915) 225-1901

Don Hutto Residential Center

Texas

TEL: (512) 218-2400, (512) 218-5777

Houston Contract Detention Facility

Texas

TEL: (281) 449-1481, (281) 774-4816

Joe Corley Detention Facility

Texas

TEL: (936) 520-5000, (281) 774-4816

Johnson County Detention Center

Texas

TEL: (817) 645-2918, (214) 905-5829

Laredo Contract Detention Facility

Texas

TEL: (956) 727-4118, (210) 967-7056

Polk County Adult Detention Center

Texas

TEL: (936) 967-8000, (281) 774-4816

Port Isabel Service Processing Center

Texas

TEL: (956) 547-1700, (210) 967-7056

Rolling Plains Correctional Facility

Texas

TEL: (940) 864-5694, (214) 905-5829

South Texas Detention Facility

Texas

TEL: (830) 334-2939, (210) 967-7056

Willacy Detention Center

Texas

TEL: (956) 689-9218, (210) 967-7056

Utah County Facility

Utah

TEL: (801) 851-4000, (801) 313-4291

Farmville Field Office

Virginia

TEL: (434) 395-8114, (703) 285-6200

Hampton Roads Regional Jail

Virginia

TEL: (757) 488-7500, (703) 285-6301

Rappahannock Regional Facility

Virginia

TEL: (540) 288-5245, (703) 825-6304

Northwest Detention Center

Washington

TEL: (253) 779-6000, (206) 835-0650

Dodge Detention Facility

Wisconsin

TEL: (920) 386-3743, (312) 347-2400

Kenosha County Detention Center

Wisconsin

TEL: (262)-605-5800, (312) 347-2400