What Rights Do Immigrant Detainees Have?
The rights of immigrant detainees are few, but powerful. Often, immigrants are unsure of their rights and some will willingly forfeit what rights they have because they are confused or scared of repercussions. The United States affords rights to all people on its lands. The rights of immigrant detainees are less than the rights of citizens, but the rights that are awarded to detainees can mean the difference between deportation and relief.
The Right to See an Immigration Judge
The most important right of immigrant detainees is the right to see an immigration judge. The immigrant detainee is granted a hearing to determine if they are eligible for relief. If given relief, the immigrant detainee will be allowed to stay in the United States.
The Right to See an Immigration Attorney
Detainees and their loved ones should always remember that they have the right to see an immigration attorney. Unlike U.S. citizens, legal representation for detainees is not given at the expense of the government, so detainees and their families should be prepared to pay for the services.
One of the rights of immigrant detainees that is often forgotten is the right to voluntary departure. An immigrant is allowed to voluntarily depart the United States. The benefit of choosing this option is that you are not barred from entering the United States again.
The Right to Release on Immigration Bond
US Immigration Bonds has been in the business of providing bonds for immigrant detainees for years. It is important for immigrants to know that they have the right to release on immigration bond. Often, it is beneficial to seek release while awaiting the immigration hearing. This allows detainees to return to their lives until their trial is held.
The American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU is a longtime advocate for the rights of immigrant detainees, and the issue of immigration on the ACLU website is well documented. See the resources they have available.
US Immigration Bonds
As previously mentioned, one of the rights of immigrant detainees is the right to an immigration bond and a hearing for that bond. US Immigration Bonds has a wealth of immigration resources available that can offer more advice for those who are up against the immigration policies of the United States.
ICE Detainee Locator
Before moving forward, use the ICE immigrant locator to find a detainee. It is also recommended to start the process to have your loved one released from an immigration detention center as soon as possible.
For more information or assistance, contact US Immigration Bonds.