Visit to Detainees

When an individual is detained and doesn't have a deportation order, the first step is to analyze and determine what that persons options are.

 

During a visit to an immigrant in a detention center, not only can a lawyer talk directly with the detained, but a lawyer can also try to talk to the officer of deportation assigned to the case.

 

This visit is essential because sometimes the relative that communicates with a lawyer on behalf of the detained, doesn't have all the facts and details of the detainees case, doesn't know the charges, and doesn't know the detainees migratory history, which are all important factors when evaluating a case. 

 

Additionally, when an attorney visits a detainee and talks to them in person, options are discovered that weren't known before.

 

During this visit, talking to the officer in charge of the case also opens ways to explore how the case will be processed and opens the possibility of discussing how to free the detainee while their case is being prepared and processed.

 

These visits are important because when an immigrant is detained, they don't have the option to come to the lawyer as a potential client and therefore the only option is for the lawyer to come to the client to discuss their possible avenues of release.

 

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