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.
We represent individuals throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan,
Rockland County and Westchester County.
The Importance of Hiring a Skilled NYC Immigration Attorney
If you are taken to a holding facility by ICE, immediate action must be
taken on your behalf. These situations are notoriously unfair and potentially
difficult to resolve. A hard-hitting New York City immigration 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 lie 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 a New York immigration lawyer from our legal team if a detainer has been placed on your following your arrest.