It means that the feds have asked the local authorities to hold someone on federal charges (in this case a violation of immigration law).
Such holds are extremely controversial these days.
Some local authorities will not honor such federal requests while others will.
Your friend will need an immigration lawyer.
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It means he is being held for the feds. It looks like he may either be facing charges for illegal re-entry or deportation, or both.
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The Federal hold means that he is being held in a county jail to either face federal criminal charges, or deportation by ICE.
Since US Marshals placed hold, it sounds like a criminal prosecution. Your friend will be subject to deportation if convicted or if the criminal charge is dropped. He needs to consult with both a federal criminal lawyer and an immigration lawyer
He is being charges with illegal reentry after deportation which is a serious federal felony. I Suggest you hire a good federal attorney for your friend.
It means your friend either has a warrant or existing deportation order that will now be enforced. The federal government, in charge of enforcing immigration law, is asking the local county government to hold your friend while they decide what to do with him. Some local Florida counties are taking a stand against having to do the federal government's grunt work on grounds related to federal money and local resources. If in south Florida, your friend may benefit. Otherwise, if the order is valid, and the feds pick him up, he is likely to be fast tracked back to his country of origin. See a local lawyer for more info based on a search of any records available. Good luck.
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