If a friend of yours was just arrested for drunk driving, what does it mean if a Department of Homeland Security Immigration Detainer (or Hold) has been placed on them? The short answer is it means that even if you post bond to help your friend get out of jail, he will still be detained even after a bond has been posted.
Putting a hold on someone is basically one of the first steps that DHS takes when they have decided to initiate removal proceedings. As soon as you find out that DHS has placed a hold on a friend or family member you should contact a qualified immigration attorney right away. There may be steps we can take to get them released even if a hold has been placed.
Very often someone has no idea that DHS has placed a hold on them until after they get arrested. But this is another way that an immigration lawyer can help you. We can find out if a hold has been placed. So if you are concerned about your status or the status of a friend or family member, don’t wait until it’s too late. Call one of our attorneys today and we can help you find it about your status.