what options do we have to help inmate stay in the US after serving incarceration sentence
A US citizen can have an ICE hold placed on them when ICE does not know or believe them to be a citizen. Consult with and hire a lawyer.
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Does ICE know he is a U.S. citizen?
No. Provide proof of citizenship. He may have to do this at Removal Hearing if it gets that far. Do retain an experienced Immigration Attorney for assistance.
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One of two things might be happening. It is possible that ICE doesn't know that he is a US citizen. Another possibility is that an illegal act was committed prior to him becoming a US citizen, assuming the inmate gained his citizenship through naturalization.
Contact an attorney and have the attorney communicate with ICE and the detaining agency.