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The Fastest Way Out of Detention? What You Need to Know About Bail / Bond

Why Would An Immigrant Be Placed In Detention? What is bail (bond)? Which immigrants in detention qualify for bail? Which immigrants are subject to mandatory detention? Many friends and families call upon our immigration law firm with questions when there is a loved one detained by Immigration. The first question…

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Immigration Detainer: Federal Court Solves Big Problem!

Immigration Detainer: Federal Court Solves Big Problem!

 On March 4, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit issued a very important ruling. The case is called Galarza v. Szalczyk. The 3rd Circuit ruled that an immigration detainer is NOT mandatory. Rather, when Homeland Security lodges an immigration detainer, it is a request to a…

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Immigration Detention and Release: 7 Quick Tips

Immigration Detention and Release: 7 Quick Tips

This new article will discuss typical issues on applying for Bond (what Immigration authorities call Bail in Immigration Detention cases) as well as Parole (another way to be released). All over the United States, immigration lawyers receive calls and emails about new arrivals in Immigration Detention, facing deportation (called Removal…

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How to Get an Immigrant Out of Jail

How to Get an Immigrant Out of Jail

I spent my last 3 nights visiting 3 decent people in immigration custody. To break stereotypes: All 3 have lived here since the 1990s or earlier. None are border crossers and all have several school age kids born in the US. All 3 have US citizen spouses. None have a…

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Defending the Detained Immigrant

Immigration Detention is at an all time high. There is so much media coverage given to immigration law. However, other than the occasional story about private corrections agencies that lobby for certain immigration policy, little is said about the massive numbers of folks in the custody of the Department of…

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Immigration Detention: From Pickup to Release Seminar airs April 3

AIRING APRIL 3 at Noon EST on LawLine.com When your immigrant client is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the three main questions that are often asked are: (1) what is the distinction between criminal and non-criminal detention, (2) is your client a candidate for bond, and (3) how…

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