Immigration Detainers in New York City
What happens if a detainer is placed on you?
If you are not a United States citizen and you are charged with a crime, you may have an immigration detainer placed on you. The legal period for which a law enforcement agency may detain you is then extended to allow time for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to take over custody. From there you may be held for an extended period and face deportation proceedings, regardless of the final outcome of your criminal case. If you are a non-citizen and have been charged with a crime, enlisting an immigration lawyer is vital in your attempts to avoid deportation. If you retain legal counsel soon enough, your attorney may be able to prevent you from being taken into custody by ICE at all and end the matter of your detainer entirely.
The Importance of Hiring a Skilled Immigration Attorney
If you are taken to a holding facility by ICE, aggressive action must be taken on your behalf. These situations are notoriously unfair and potentially difficult to resolve. A hard-hitting attorney who is a tireless advocate for your rights is the most valuable resource you can have at such a time. Both your criminal case and your immigration status require a highly skilled attorney if you hope to remain in the United States and avoid a prison sentence. There are actions that can be taken to help you once you have retained the services of a qualified attorney.
An exceptional benefit of being represented by Musa-Obregon & Associates is that our strengths lay in both criminal and immigration law. We have extensive experience fighting for individuals involved in deportation cases in criminal courts, immigration courts and detention centers throughout the continental United States. We have successfully prevented deportation for many of our clients and will endeavor to do the same for you.
Contact an immigration lawyer from our legal team if a detainer has been placed on your following your arrest.