My father was accused of federal crime and surrendered his foreign passport to the court in 2014. In 2015, he was sentenced 1.5 years imprisonment and turned himself in jail. Now, he has finished his imprisonment in a correctional facility and got transferred to immigration prison because he will be deported as a non-citizen. The problem is the immigration prison told him the deportation date is uncertain because they don't have his passport. I contacted the pretrial service officer to whom my father surrendered his passport. The officer said he sent the passport to Immigration Custom Enforcement ("ICE") in 2014. Now, I just want to know which department of ICE I should contact to see where the passport is. I really appreciate your answer.
Best to call ICE and ask as none of us lawyers work for ICE and would have to call and ask.
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Correction: your father is scheduled for expedited removal not because he is a "non-citizen" but because he is statutorily removable as a convicted aggravated federal felon. In cases like that, once the ICE inventories the requisite passport they will prepare him for expedited removal to the country of origin.
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I concur with the recommendation of my distinguished colleague, attorney, Alexander Ivakhnenko. As my learned colleague stated, your father will be processed for expedited removal. With all due respect, the passport is the least of your father's problems. He will probably never be allowed to return to this country.
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