Do you need an immigration attorney? Not from the facts presented. However, your friend probably does. Pay the bail and the ice hold will still be there.
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There is a possibility that ICE will set a bail, but it depends on various factors including what your friend's immigration status is. Is he a green card holder, or does he have a temporary visa?
(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
He needs to retain an experienced immigration attorney who can examine his complete immigration and criminal history to provide a legal opinion as to what relief he may be able to obtain based on current immigration law. Your facts would appear he is being detained for the ICE hold so there is no way to avoid it. Good luck.
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