Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 2.20 E. The Client May be Unable to Tolerate Immigration Custody

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Clients in mandatory detention are often unable to tolerate the inhuman conditions during the months or years that may be necessary to litigate and win their cases in immigration court.  The government can often keep them in mandatory detention even after the immigration trial judge has ordered their release, during the months or years it may take to complete a bond appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Even if the clients are receiving accurate immigration advice about their situation, they often refuse to follow it because they simply can’t hang in there.  Once deported, the damage is irrevocable.