Yes, a federal judge can order him removed early.
Other than to hire an attorney, there is nothing you can do to make things go the way you/he want.
IMMIGRATION LAW PROFESSOR for 10 years -- LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.
He has been convicted of what is defined under US immigration law as an aggravated felony. He cannot have the detainer dropped and he will not be able to get out of prison without being transferred to Immigration custody when his jail sentence is over. He will be ordered removed unless he is able to prove it is more likely than not that he will be tortured upon return toh
His own country.
The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be reviewed for a more precise answer. You should consult with an immigration attorney before taking any action. The answer here is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship.
Based on the charge of conviction (and more specifically, the amount ofrestitution), removal is almost certain. While the immigration detainer may be lifted for him to leave the United States voluntarily under certain circumstances, such is also unlikely. I recommend that you consult an experienced immigration attorney to discuss any options that he may have immediately.
Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq.
NATIONAL FEDERAL DEFENSE GROUP