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ICE can arrest and detain anyone they believe is in the US in violation of the immigration laws. If that person actually turns out to be a citizen, then ICE has no juridiction. ICE has special rules and protections in place when a person asserts they are a US citizen. The actual detainer form has an number to call to get a case reviewed.
ICE has arrested, detained and even deported US citizens. If you are not getting anywhere on your own, get an immigration lawyer involved immediately.
No. Immigration hold can only be placed on an "alien." A US citizen is not an alien. Now, if the immigration authorities do not believe that this person is a US citizen then they can still hold him, but, they are taking a big risk and subjecting themselves to federal law suits. Has it happened before? Yes.
Citizenship can be revoked but only with proper procedure. However, it has made news that citizens are deported because they could not provide to ICE evidence of their citizenship. There are no details about your case and we are shooting blindly So please consider seeking professional advice.
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