What Happens to Your Children if ICE Detains You?

It’s a scary thing when ICE knocks at the door and detains you. No doubt it will feel like your entire life has turned upside down. You can’t work, you can’t take care of your family, and you’re not even sure if you’ll be able to stay in your home. The most painful part, however, is the uncertainty about what’s going to happen to your children.

Outcomes aren’t always guaranteed in immigration cases, and you deserve to know that your kids will be taken care of, no matter what happens in the end. Even if your children were born in this country or are DREAMERs, the issue may be much more complicated than many realize, particularly with the recent signing of Trump’s Executive Order No. 13768.

Without question, you will want to make sure you are there for your kids as soon as possible. That’s why it is important to seek the service of an experienced and reputable immigration bonding agency. Your freedom is crucial when attempting to make arrangements for your children.

Children Who Are US Citizens with Undocumented Parents

The US Policy Migration Institute says that more than five million kids in the United States have at least one undocumented parent. Almost 80 percent of these children are in the US legally. If you’re facing deportation, you can arrange for a relative in the US to take custody of your underage kids. If they’re also in the country illegally, however, they may risk being detained by stepping forward.

In some cases, children of deported parents may end up in foster care. Some states require schools to report known incidents of deportation to Child Protective Services. When this happens, a case worker will often step in and attempt to reunify families. Many times, adult children will take legal guardianship of their underage siblings.

Detainment Does NOT Mean Deportation

If your children came to the US with you from another country, it’s far more likely that they will be sent home with you in the event of deportation. It’s important to realize that detainment does not always result in deportation. Many detainees seek asylum, a delay in their removal or other means of staying in the country. Of course, it’s always easier to do so if you have obtained an immigration bond allowing your temporary release from the detention center.

There are many things you can do if you’re being held to at least buy yourself some time to make sure your kids are protected. Very often, immediate deportation is a matter of discretion and authorities take many factors into account before making their decision. If you’ve been detained, however, it’s important that you post bond immediately so you can start making plans for your future and that of your family.

Start Protecting Your Family Now

Freedom Federal Bail Bond Agency offers affordable and flexible bond agreements to undocumented immigrants who have been detained. Of course, the same services are available for those who are legal residents and have been picked up by ICE. Contact us now to start arranging your release today.

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