We represent clients in immigration matters that include:
- Citizenship and naturalization
- Provisional unlawful presence waivers
- Family visas (“green cards”)
- Employment visas
- Investment visas
If your family member was recently arrested, you need to do your best to determine who is detaining him or her and what criminal charges he or she is facing, if any. In many instances, our clients are detained by a local police agency or sheriff and have not yet been transferred into the custody of USICE. USICE usually places a “detainer” on a non-citizen, giving USICE 48 hours to arrest the non-citizen and bring him or her to face deportation charges. You should call us and obtain our advice on what we can do to stop the deportation.
If there are no serious criminal convictions involved, USICE in many instances will make a bond determination to release your relative. Sometimes USICE will not require any bond at all. This process usually takes anywhere from 3 – 7 days after the arrest. USICE does not make decisions as quickly as the criminal courts.