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Coping When a Family Member of a Loved One Has Been Detained by ICE

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On any given day, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) keeps at least 34,000 immigrants locked up while they wait for their cases to be heard in an immigration court. With so many illegal immigrants in the ICE detainment centers, it is possible for one of your family members that is in the U.S. illegally to experience the same fate.

Many families with a loved one who is being detained experience economic hardships, especially if the family member being detained was the primary breadwinner of the household. It also goes without say that the impact of having a parent detained can be enormous on the child because they will be left all alone. Since the parents of the child are illegal, it is a good probability that the child is illegal as well.

Families with detained members may face social stigmas and they can also feel as though the detention was somehow their fault. The first thing to remember is that they are not criminals and their detention by ICE was not always their fault.

US Immigration Bonds, a bail bond service for areas all across the United States, believes that depending on your unique situation and your relationship with the individual being detained, it is important to develop some coping strategies to help you positively deal with the detainment. Make sure that your coping strategies help you and your loved one, but do not compromise your own wellbeing.

  • Make sure that you have all of the necessary information and paperwork regarding your loved one’s immigration case. Having all proper documentation in order can help organize your mind and will alleviate any extra stress from being underprepared. When it comes to immigration cases, the paperwork is one of the most important aspects and can ultimately be the thing that keeps your loved one in the United States. If you enlist the services of an immigration bail bondsmen, they can help keep you on track with all documents.
  • Find friends, family members, or a support group to help you through this very difficult and trying time. Remember that the individual being detained and you are being affected by this and that you need care and support as well.
  • Continue to work on your life and maintain status at your job. It is important to not let all of your responsibilities go just because a loved one is being detained. If they are released, it is crucial that they are able to pick up in their life where they left off, before they were taken into custody.
  • Understand that your family’s daily routine should and can continue as normal. Try to include the detained family member as much as possible, but understand that this may be difficult since it is a very strict system.
  • Anticipate stressful times and try to prepare for them as much as possible. These stressful times usually consist of detainment, transfers, review for release with an immigration bail bond, and release or deportation.
  • Remind yourself that you have very little control over the decision that will be made and aside from proper planning, there is not much that you can do to change the verdict.
  • If you see or hear something on the news that has to do with life in detainment centers that upsets you, remember that your loved one will remain safe if they make the right choices.
Fedelin Celestin
Fedelin Celestin
04:28 04 Jul 17
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Naele Gilchrist
Naele Gilchrist
23:28 31 Oct 16
US immigration bonds were absolutely the best they were super professional. When I was down and out when my husband was detained by immigration they were very caring , knowledgeable, and patient. I called them a thousand times and they were very empathic and helpful everytime I called. they reassures me that everything would be fine, and that they would help me my husband, and my children be reunited again. They did everything they could to get me a same day release. They exceeded my expectations. I would not recommend any company other than US immigration bonds. Us immigration bonds, under promises and over fulfills. They were a true blessing ! Thank you so much again.read more
Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
19:11 05 Nov 14
Jeremy Wolf and his agency have been a terrific resource for me as I delve into this foreign world of bonding a friend out of jail so he and his wife can work on his case on the "outside." Jeremy has been unfailingly polite and informative and his video regarding how to complete the necessary forms was a valuable tool too. The entire process was quick and relatively easy. I especially appreciated not having to deal with a jaded, impatient, figure--it-out-yourself kind of person when I was treading in really unfamiliar territory. My questions were always answered quickly and efficiently.I highly recommend this company in your time of need for quick, efficient and professional service with no attitude or delay.read more
Lashae Crowford
Lashae Crowford
22:29 09 Jan 18
very Helpful!! thank you
Patricia Howerton
Patricia Howerton
00:56 18 Nov 15
Jeremy Wolf, is compassionate and understanding. He has been there and done it with his own family, and together with his wife they dedicate their time and energy into helping other families come together. I know this because my husband was taken by ICE and his bond was set much higher than I could have imagined, having in my hands at any given time. ... With Jeremy, his wife and the rest of the team we were able to piece together the required 80% and set up a affordable and convient payment plan. It was a grueling process, at times I felt like I was going to loose all my hair, as I ran around selling homemade tamales, and had various other fund raisers going on, along with my husband being detained, I lost my home, my dog and my daughter and I pushed forward with the help and support of Jeremy and his team, if It wasn't for there hours of help and dedication, to put a previous bond for my nephew into action to help my husband, we wouldn't have been able to have him home for the Holidays. ... To Jeremy, Veronica, and Amber, who I spoke with often, and the other parts of the team who I was unable to catch their names, I THANK YOU, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!read more
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