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ICE May Curtail Detentions and Deportations if Funding Demand Is Not Met

ICE Deportation

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, more commonly referred to as ICE, is currently asking for more than $1 billion in additional funding to pursue deportations and detentions for undocumented immigrants in the United States. The agency has requested that Congress include these funds as part of the continuing resolution required to prevent a government shutdown on October 1, 2018. The added funding will go directly toward deporting immigrants and keeping them in detention centers while they await their day in court.

Threats of Reduced Deportations and Release of Prisoners

In a move many immigration advocates find ironic, ICE is making veiled threats that it will no longer be able to pursue undocumented immigrants and to deport these individuals if it does not receive the additional funding the agency has requested. ICE may also release some of the immigrants currently in federal custody if the funding it has asked for is not approved by Congress. With public support for harsh immigration tactics on the decline, it is not clear whether Congress will comply with the funding request from ICE as part of its interim spending measures.

Putting the Odds in Your Favor

A qualified and knowledgeable West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can even the playing field and help you to take on ICE officials to achieve success in your immigration proceedings. Your West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can provide you with expert representation and the most effective strategies for avoiding deportation, resolving your immigration status and achieving the right to remain in the U.S. legally as a lawful permanent resident. This can provide you and your family with greater peace of mind when dealing with these issues issues in the current political climate.

If you need the help of an experienced West Palm Beach immigration lawyer, Pozo Goldstein can provide you with the right representation for your situation. We work with families throughout our area to determine the best approach to immigration issues facing our clients. Our team includes two former immigration prosecutors with proven experience on the other side of the aisle. This allows us to offer the best options for green card applications, visa issues and other immigration problems that may arise. Call us today at 561-578-4977 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. We look forward to the chance to work with you.