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Dallas Detainers Lawyers

Personalized Representation for Every Case

In the event that you or a loved one has become subject to an immigration detainer, you should obtain experienced legal representation right away. When you turn to our Dallas detainers attorneys at The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie, we are able to take immediate action to challenge the immigration detainer or any related removal proceedings.

For more information about how we can help you with your immigration matter, call us today at (469) 619-2298.

Immigration Detainers in Texas

An immigration detainer is a tool used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to aid them in their deportation efforts. ICE issues detainers to law enforcement agencies to provide notice of its intent to assume custody of an individual detained in federal, state, or local custody.

These detainers are placed on foreign nationals who have been arrested for criminal charges, and who ICE possesses probable cause to believe that they are removable from the U.S. The immigration hold provides a 48-hour period of detainment, which begins after the individual is due for release. This gives ICE time to decide whether to take the individual into federal custody for removal purposes, prior to his or her being released into the public.

Immigration holds often are put in place when:

  • You are suspected of being illegally present in the U.S.
  • You committed a crime that makes you deportable from the U.S.
  • You have a prior or pending order of removal on your immigration record

Call Us for Continuous Legal Support

What happens after a detainer is issued depends on the reason it was put in place. No matter what your immigration matter is, The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie can provide you with the representation you need. For our Dallas immigration detainers lawyers, every case is critical, and we make it a priority to handle each one with care.

Get the legal help you need by calling our experienced legal team at (469) 619-2298.

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