More information is needed to know why he was transferred. It could have to do with a criminal charge or it could be a facility where ICE has a contract to use the facility as an immigration hold facility.
The Federal government may want to prosecute this person for a Federal Crime.
Get an attorney as-soon-as-possible.
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There could be several reasons for this. One is that ICE is simply using space at the US Marshals correctional center. Another option is that the government is planning to prosecute him for a crime. Although most immigration violations are not criminal, there are immigration violations that qualify for criminal offenses. The government prosecutes many of these cases.
Your relative needs to talk with an attorney as soon as possible about his case.
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