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How Can an Immigration Hold be Lifted?

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If you have been convicted of a crime as a noncitizen, you might be in an immigration hold. The Dallas immigration lawyers at Akula & Associates P.C. explain how an immigration hold can be lifted. If you need legal guidance with your immigration case, our team is ready to help you. Give our team a call today at (844) 299-5003 to schedule a virtual consultation.

What Is an Immigration Hold?

An immigration hold, also known as immigration detainer, occurs when ICE requests that a jail or prison inmate be transferred to immigration detention to complete their sentence. Once that happens, they might be deported to their country of origin. An immigration hold is often placed on an inmate who has entered the U.S. illegally, a permanent resident or green card holder who has committed a serious crime. A naturalized citizen who committed crimes of moral turpitude can also receive an immigration hold.

How to Remove an Immigration Hold?

It is possible to lift an immigration hold on a jail or prison inmate. The best chance of getting your loved one’s immigration hold lifted is by seeking legal guidance from an experienced immigration attorney. In some cases, inmates may be released, although they have an immigration detainer. If your loved one receives an immigration hold, they must notify ICE before releasing an inmate. If ICE doesn’t request them to be transferred to immigration detention within 48 hours—excluding weekends and holidays—an immigration attorney can help you get their immigration hold removed.

Experienced Dallas Immigration Attorney

If your loved one is incarcerated and has an immigration hold, then you need an experienced attorney on your side. The process of lifting an immigration hold is complicated, so you need an attorney who is experienced in immigration law. The Dallas immigration lawyers at Akula & Associates P.C. has over two decades of experience helping families get the best possible results for their immigration cases. Our team is ready to guide you through the immigration hold process.

Get in touch with our Dallas immigration lawyers today at (844) 299-5003 to schedule a virtual consultation!