What to do when country of birth won't accept you during deportation?

Asked over 1 year ago - Dallas, TX

My friend from New York is in Immigration jail in Texas. ICE tried to deport him (because of his aggrevated felony conviction) to the country of his birth and bunch of other countries as well without success. Country won't accept him since they cannot locate his records. He wants to get out and his officer said earlier that if someone can give him residence to live and work she is going to release him. Now she says that she won't because they are trying to deport him in another country again. I wanted to know if they have the right to hold him for so long (he is there already 5 month).
1. What is the time limit they can hold him locked up?
2. Does he has to meet any conditions to get released?
3. What steps should we take to get him out?
Thank you.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . ICE will have to release him soon. The Supreme Court has prohibited indefinite detention in immigration cases. If you want to speed up the process, hire an experienced immigration attorney.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . First, hire an immigration attorney. Your friend deserves better the being stuck there. Second, hire an immigration attorney, your friend is there soon too long. Third, hire an immigration attorney, as a stateless person he should be out with an employment authorization. Do it locally in Texas. There are many good attorneys here on Avvo who practice in Texas. Just look them up.

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  3. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

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    Answered . Your friend cannot be held indefinitely. Hire an attorney to get him out more quickly.

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more

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