If you have just learned that a family member has been taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the city of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, it is likely they will be processed and taken to the closest detention center, David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center, which is a part of the Tulsa County Jail located at:
300 N. Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103
If you haven’t already hired an immigration and deportation attorney in Oklahoma City, OK yet, don’t wait any longer to do so. You are going to want your loved one to have legal representation when going up against ICE and we can help you get paired up with a lawyer now. Immigration lawyers have a higher chance of getting your loved one granted bond and getting them out of the detention center in a timely manner. Those who neglect to hire legal aid often remain in the detention center until their hearing occurs.
What happens when a loved one is detained by ICE?
During the first hours after your loved one was detained, you more than likely won’t be given the opportunity to contact them as the officers will need to enter their information into their system. Most immigrants who are detained by ICE officials either:
- Overstayed their visit and are no longer legally allowed to be in the U.S.
- Broke a law or committed and criminal offense.
- Failed to comply with the requirements set forth by the USCIS.
Although it may be difficult to find out any information about your loved one right after they were taken into custody, you can contact the facility and make every attempt possible.
Will bond be provided to an immigrant detained by ICE Officers?
Sometimes, after an immigrant is detained, they may be provided with bond, which is an agreement where the detainee pays the amount their bond is set at to be released but agrees to return when it comes time for their case to be heard in court. If an immigrant is already at risk of being deported and ICE located them, bond may not be offered.
Bond generally posts when a person has been placed into removal proceedings, which means they run the risk of being deported. Majority of the time, a family member will come forward and post pond to help get their loved one out. the person who does supply the bond must show proof of identity and this can be in the form of:
- A valid Government-issued photo identification
- Military ID
- LPR card
- Driver’s license
Something to keep in mind is that whoever supplies the bond is now the responsible party for ensuring the alien presents themselves before an officer or agent whenever a request is made. You can post bond for your loved one through an ERO Bond Acceptance facility. The closest one to the city of Oklahoma City is located at:
4400 S.W. 44th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
Bond can be posted Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. payments can be made in the form of a money order, certified check, or cashier’s check.
Now, if you would like to be connected with a skilled immigration attorney in Oklahoma City, OK, give us a call or click here to submit a contact information form. An agent will reach out to you once they receive your request.