Detention Centers in Arizona
Arizona has detention facilities in both Eloy and Florence. These centers are located in the southern part of Arizona and the Law Offices of Matthew H. Green represent clients in both locations.
If you are unsure of which detention center or other facility your loved one is being detained, you can contact the local office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE's) Enforcement and Removal Operations.
While having a loved one in a detention center is a difficult situation, as a family member or close friend, you have the ability to help. Most immigrants who find themselves detained and facing deportation have not had the opportunity to prepare for such a frightening and disruptive experience. Therefore, it's normally up to family and friends to seek out the advice of a good immigration lawyer, and to help gather all of the information and materials that the detained immigrant (and his lawyer) will need to effectively fight the case.
If there is a chance that you or a loved one might be arrested by immigration, there is certain documentation that should be gathered and maintained at all times:
- Proof of the person's full name, any aliases, date of birth, alien number (A number) if applicable, and any information related to entry in the U.S.;
- Any previous deportation order, criminal arrest and convictions, and copies of any and all immigration documents filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); and
- Any forms regarding power of attorney.
Generally, other documents that are helpful to a person's case are letters that show support from a person's family, friends, co-workers and/or other individuals who can attest to the person's good moral character.
Along with good character, the letters should also speak to the length of time that the person has been living in the U.S. and any deprivation or hardship that would result from the person's deportation.
In addition to letters, there are other documents that family members or other individuals who are close to the detained client can provide. Often times, when dealing with immigration matters, the court will require the following:
- Tax information;
- Rental properties agreements and leases;
- Utility bills;
- Proof of vehicle insurance and registration;
- Transcripts from any previously attended educational institutions; and
- Family photographs.
How to Post Bond
In some cases, you may be able to post bond for a person who has been placed in an Arizona detention center. If bond is possible, the person attempting to supply the bond money must meet specific criteria:
- The person must show proof of his own identity and lawful immigration status; and
- The person must agree to be responsible for the alien's attendance at any and all future court proceedings.
Do You Need an Attorney?
Along with the support of family and friends, proper legal representation is essential for receiving the best possible outcome for issues related to immigration. Immigration matters involve laws that are quite detailed and can often prove to be frustrating for individuals dealing with these issues. We will help you make sense of the laws, and we will ensure that your rights are protected.