How did my family member end up at ICE’s Immigration detention facility (Delaney Hall Detention Facility) located at 451 Doremus Avenue, Newark, NJ?
Some of my firm’s clients are being detained by ICE (Immigration) at their facility known as the Delaney Hall Detention Facility. These not only include individuals that reside in New Jersey, but also residents of New York City and elsewhere. The types of immigration issues vary from individuals that overstayed their authorized period of stay, or entered the U.S. illegally (without inspection), and/or may have failed to leave the U.S. after being ordered removed by an Immigration Judge, as well as many other types. Depending on the type of issue involved, your loved one may or may not be scheduled to appear in front of an Immigration Judge. If this sounds strange to you, you may need to educate yourself about the immigration detention process. If your loved one was previously instructed to appear in Immigration Court and failed to do so, it is likely that your loved one was ordered removed (deported) without him being present in Court (usually referred to as an “in absentia” order). If this is the case, the clock is ticking. When dealing with these types of cases, DHS or ICE (Immigration) usually simply works on getting the person physically removed from the U.S. In many cases, the alien himself may or may not know about the deportation order. So, it is best to act quick and obtain the entire court record to see what, if anything, can be done to try to give your loved one another shot at presenting his case to an Immigration Judge.