The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made 143,470 administrative arrests in 2017. About 92% of those arrested were convicted of a crime or had pending criminal charges. A review of the ICE statistics over the years indicates that criminal convictions account for more than half of deportations. However, those facing deportation after arrest or an illegal border crossing may have a chance to avoid it provided that they are supported by an expert immigration attorney.
Migrants detained have the right to defend themselves through an immigration lawyer and seek freedom from detention.
The ICE can arrest, detain, and start removal proceeding against an undocumented person residing in the United States, if
- he is criminally convicted
- he is facing criminal offense charges
- his actions are similar to a chargeable criminal offense
- he is party to fraudulent or willful misrepresentation involving a government agency
- he is accused of abusing a public benefit program
- he is a risk to public safety and national security
- he is subject to the final removal order but ignores his legal obligation to leave the United States.
If you or a loved one are in danger of being deported, contact us for a case evaluation.
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