This is perhaps the most common - and most frustrating - inquiry we receive on a weekly basis. Right now, after a short period of somewhat relaxed immigration enforcement, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) is pursuing undocumented individuals aggressively and relentlessly. The scariest part of the process for concerned family members, employers, and friends is that they often do not even know how where the arrested person is being held. Because of the mass numbers of detainees, and the frequency with which ICE moves them from one jail to another, DHS/ICE actually has an "inmate locator" link on its web site. This link takes one to the ICE online inmate/detainee locator system, but users should bear in mind that the site is not always operational. Therefore, contacting a local ICE field office may be the better bet. A link of ICE field offices nationwide is available here.
While we handle all sorts of immigration cases, we tend to focus on matters involving individuals and small- to mid-sized businesses.
Our experience and interests also lead us to maintain an active criminal trial practice, as well as advising individuals and businesses on a variety of international matters.
Somos abogados de inmigración quienes hablamos Español, sirviendo clientes en New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine y Massachusetts.
E também falamos Português.
Although we didn't set out to do so, our firm's name has become synonymous with immigration law in New Hampshire.
We handle trials and appeals in all New Hampshire Courts, including the Circuit Court's District Division, Superior Court, and New Hampshire Supreme Court. When needed to protect a client's interest, we even appear in Probate Court. Ron Abramson is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act Indigent Defense Panel for the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
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As we reported last month, United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued a temporary injunction which has stopped portions of President Obama's Executive Action on immigration in its tracks. At this time, the Department of Homeland Security/USCIS has halted the plans while the Administration appeals the court's injunction and continues to defend the lawsuit in federal court in Brownsville, Texas. As of this writing, DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) and the new DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are on hold. USCIS cannot announce implementation dates while the injunction remains in effect.
February 18, 2015 was supposed to mark the implementation of one of the first phases of President Obama's Executive Action on immigration, as the newly-expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was slated to go into effect. However, late in the evening of February 16, 2015, a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas issued a 123-page order which effectively prevents the law from going into effect. The judge was ruling on a lawsuit brought by Texas and twenty-four other states, presenting a number of legal claims, including that the suing states would be harmed economically by the President's plan, that the plan violates federal administrative law requirements, and that it exceeds executive constitutional authority.