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Immigration detention can be a frightening event for some people

On Behalf of | May 17, 2019 | Immigration Detention

Almost daily, you can read the news and hear about someone who is being detained because of alleged issues with their immigration status. This is a difficult event for these individuals because it pulls them away from their family members and can leave them in harsh conditions. We understand that you don’t want to think about your loved one being locked away due to a problem with documentation. We are here to help detained immigrants learn about their options and set a plan in place to address the issues.

One of the first things that you need to do is to find out why officials are claiming that there is an issue with documentation paperwork. There are various reasons, but you need to know what you are up against. We can work on your behalf to find out the cause of the detention.

After you know the cause, you can set up the plan for addressing the underlying issues. There are sometimes difficult decisions that must be made. For example, the person might be given the option of leaving the country voluntarily to avoid negative consequences. If this is the case, finding out what it will take to come back into the U.S. might be beneficial.

Another consideration in these cases is how the person is being treated while detained. Some immigrants don’t speak English, which can make communication difficult. We know that all detainees should be able to speak to someone about their problems during the detention. We are here to ensure that their needs are being met and to provide a way for them to communicate their issues.