DETENTION – BONDS

We handle detention cases and seek to get bonds with ICE or and Immigration Judge.  In that way we can have our clients fight their cases while being able to work and live with their families.  A U.S. immigration detention facility takes you one step closer to being deported to your home country. Deportation is a sure way to end any dreams you had for you and your family. The key is to seek immediate help from an experienced immigration attorney.

Our attorneys at The Nations Law Group can work to set you free from detention and protect your immigration status. We will present arguments before the court with evidence to prove you are not a danger to the community and address the issue that led to your detention so that you can be released as early as possible.

DETENTION:  Immigration detention may result from raids, arrests or being at the wrong place at the wrong time.  First know that you do not have to be a criminal to be detained by immigration police (ICE).  All that ICE needs is to objectively believe that you are not in the country legally and they can seek to ascertain this.  If they believe you to be undocumented or subject to removal (deportation) from the United States they may detain you.  In some cases ICE officers have to detain a person.  For example if they have certain criminal convictions or are detained when entering the US.

BONDS:  When ICE detain a person they will make what is called a bond determination.  The minimum amount that ICE will set as a bond is of $1,500.  If ICE denies your ability to pay a bond you can have that request redetermined by an Immigration Judge.   That means that you will be in detention until a bond is set and paid.  If no bond is provided you may also have other forms of relief such as habeas corpus, but you should in all cases consult with an experienced immigration lawyer.

RELIEF:  When you are detained by immigration you are going not only to stop your detention but have a reason why not to be deported.  This is called relief and it may take the form of many things.  For example, you are a resident, the crime you were charged with does not support detention or deportation, your spouse is a resident or a US citizen etc.  To determine whether you have relief you need to talk to an attorney that not only recognizes that relief but that has presented it successfully before an Immigration Court before.

If you or someone you know are being detained by ICE, call us we can help deal with the situation and present the proper case for that person to be released and/or remain in the U.S.

THE NATIONS LAW GROUP IS AN ANCHORAGE BASED IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM.  OUR TWO ATTORNEYS, LARA E. NATIONS AND NICOLAS A. OLANO HAVE MORE THAN TWO DECADES OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE.  DO NOT HESITATE TO LOOK AT OUR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS SO THAT YOU MAY GET TO KNOW US AND SEE IF WE ARE A FIT FOR YOUR NEEDS.  YOU CAN CONTACT US BY CALLING, EMAILING OR TEXTING US.  IF IT IS AN IMMIGRATION EMERGENCY (YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER IS DETAINED OR IS ABOUT TO BE DEPORTED PLEASE TEXT US AT ANY TIME HERE.  REMEMBER YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE RIGHTS, BUT SO DO ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS – BEING POLITE AND COURTEOUS WILL TAKE YOU A LONG WAY IN LETTING ICE OFFICERS KNOW YOU WANT TO HAVE A LAWYER PRESENT FOR ANY INTERROGATION.

I am an immigrant in Alaska.  When do I have to consult with a Deportation Lawyer?

 

First and foremost, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Alaska takes a very pragmatic and serious approach to the enforcement of immigration laws.  Rare are the cases of individuals who have not crossed paths with the law who find themselves in the sights of ICE in this state.  In other words, if you do not have a previous deportation order and/or have not committed a criminal offense that makes you deportable the chances of immigration “picking you up” are lower.  That does not mean that individuals who are in the United States without permission or out of status have a free for all.  Do not confuse a priority system based upon ICE’s resources with the idea that it is OK to violate immigration laws.  So, if you are out there as an immigrant (including residents or naturalized citizens – yes Uncle Sam can take your naturalization away under certain circumstances) with a criminal background or have a previous order of removal – even if you have TPS or are checking in with ICE- call an immigration attorney experienced with these type of cases ASAP.

Immigration Vote

Immigration and the anti-immigrant sentiment that the Trump administration has brought is hurting not only the core of american values, but it is encouraging violence against minority groups.  No one, no one can separate shouts to “punch him in the mouth,” “grab them …,” “throw them out,” “lock her up,” they are rapists,” from the violent actions against fellow Americans.  Worse the constant attacks on the media have also made it a target of violence.  This is absolutely against what this country was founded upon.  Finally, it is inescapable that Trump’s rhetoric has allowed for fringe groups to be validated and their message of violence, once appropriately seen as lunacy,  given a foothold within the ignorant and susceptible members of our society.   Lets be clear, immigrants are not to blame for the violence here and this course must be changed by those who are the backbone of this country – decent Americans who exercise their right to vote diligently (remember in number they were 3 million more in the last election).