Imagine this….you came to the United States as a lawful permanent resident (LPR) when you were only three years old. You are now almost 40 years. All of your relatives are in the United States. Somewhere in your late teens and early 20’s, you spent time with some bad kids and got into trouble. You […]
Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“USICE”) announced the launch of the Online Detainee Locator System (“ODLS”). ODLS provides users with information on the location of the detention facility where a particular individual is being held, a phone number to the facility and contact information for the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations office in the […]
What is an immigration detainer and how does it work? Are detainers only placed on unauthorized immigrants? What happens after an immigration detainer has expired? What are the consequences of immigration detainers? In order to better understand immigration detainers’ function and impact, the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) provides the following Fact Check to shed much […]
As we reported in our January 15, 2010 post, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that it will close the Varick Street Detention Center in downtown New York City at the end of February 2010. Citing budget issues, the DHS announced that it would transfer the detainees from Varick Street Detention Center to other […]
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“USICE”) has decided to close the detention center it re-opened a few years ago in New York City. According to a New York Times article today, the Varick Street detention center located at 201 Varick Street in lower Manhattan will be closing next month. Detainees from the Varick Street detention […]
On December 16, 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) Assistant Secretary John Morton announced that ICE will generally release from detention arriving asylum seekers who have a credible fear of persecution or torture if certain criteria are met-part of ICE’s ongoing immigration detention reform efforts. The revised guidelines, effective Jan. 4, 2010, will permit […]
Just a quick follow up on our last post relating to detainee transfers… We came across this wonderful (and informative) article by Beth Werlin on the Immigration Impact website. The article informs the readers about the problems encountered by detained foreign nationals and the lawyers who represent them.
Immigration detention is on the rise. Foreign nationals are being detained for many reasons, including final deportation or removal order or commission of certain crimes. Detention can be a scary experience, both for the foreign national being detained and for the family members of the foreign national, many of whom depend on the detained family […]