You need to hire an immigration attorney , and if your husband had a criminal issue, a criminal lawyer too, and to obtain his criminal records if the criminal issue comes from the past.
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You need to contact experienced immigration attorney ASAP. If the reason he was taken in is because of the crime or an earlier criminal record, then you also need a criminal attorney.
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You need to contact a removal (deportation) defense attorney directly and promptly so that he or she can review the details of your husband's case and advise you about your options.
The removal process can be simple or complicated depending on the details of each case, and in order to properly advise you, an attorney will need a lot of information about your husband's immigration and criminal history - these are crucial to his current situation - so it will be helpful for you to get as many details as possible about any prior arrests he may have had and about any prior contact he may have had with immigration authorities.
As far as the overlap with criminal issues, some additional information is needed, but when you discuss the case with an attorney he or she will be able to advise you about that as well. If your husband was taken from ICE custody by state or federal law enforcement, then you probably would need a criminal attorney - but if it's the other way around (if he was taken from state or federal law enforcement by ICE), then the criminal case is probably on hold for a bit. I'm attaching a link to a guide I wrote about "ICE holds" which may help explain the process of going from local custody to ICE custody. Good luck!
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