My dad was arrested in December and was in County Jail for about 30 days. He was placed under an ICE Hold when he was arrested. When he was released from County Jail, he was supposed to be held at the County Jail for a few days to allow ICE to come pick him up. When ICE arrived for pickup, they decided to release him and he was told he could apply for some kind of permit (I am assuming they were referring to an EAD). Is there in fact a way for my dad to get an Employment Authorization Card?
I do not believe he was assigned an A number.
When ICE released him on his own recognizance (without a bond) ICE most likely placed him in removal proceedings in immigration court. As such, he must have been issued an I-94 card which reads "In proceedings". That card contains an "A" number assigned to him and gives him the right to apply for an EAD.
But that's not the real issue. What the issue here is that he is most likely in danger of being deported, unless he successfully invokes the defense of cancellation of removal, who h could also win him a green card in court. But he needs to prove to have "good moral character".
It is this URGENT that he immediately consults worth and hopefully hires a reputable and experienced immigration lawyer to successfully represent him in immigration court.
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