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What to expect if detained by immigration

It can be a scary situation when you or a loved one is detained by immigration in New Orleans. You just don’t know what might happen after being detained. You might wind up getting deported or you could be released. It’s a situation that needs to be handled by someone with experience in immigration law. Here’s what you should expect if you are ever detained by immigration.

Most who are detained by immigration are detained because they have violated immigration law. The most common immigration law violations include criminal convictions, entering the United States illegally and violating or overstaying a visa. When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), discovers that you have violated a section of immigration law, you will be detained by one or more of their agents.

You will be processed at an ICE facility. This is where the agency will determine if you will be released on bond, released with a monitoring device or moved to a long-term facility. It’s most likely that you will be moved to a detention facility in the same state if the agency deems that it needs to hold you.

It’s still possible for you to be released on bond if you are moved to a long-term facility. You will need to have a judge release you on bond. He or she will need to determine if you pose a threat to the security of the country, if releasing you will cause a threat to the public and if you are still likely to attend hearings if you are released.

Being detained by immigration could wind up leading to deportation. It all depends on the violation for which you were detained and if you have any other criminal history in New Orleans.