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What to know about detention management

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2022 | Immigration Detention |

Most people by now have heard of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from its presence in Pennsylvania news alone. The agency has been front and center in the ongoing immigration challenges and myriad refugee crises, and yet many still have unanswered questions about the way detention management works under this sector of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Look to the ERO for detention system management

ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) is responsible for overseeing and managing the civil immigration detention system in the United States. Those who have been detained by ICE are put into the custody of the ERO, and it would be hard to find a single area of the globe from which these detainees don’t come.

An overburdened system

As far as the types of detainees and situations they face, ERO workers have a substantial amount on their plates. Their jobs include considerations like various levels of security classification, all while attempting to maintain the health and wellbeing of the detainees. This includes some who are perfectly healthy while others are suffering from a terminal illness, and all individual health requirements must be considered.

For cases needing extra attention

When an individual who is not a legal citizen of the U.S. is apprehended for potential deportation, it is sometimes determined that custodial supervision is necessary. In those cases, the person is put into a detention facility.

“Nondetained” is one docket that ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations has for individuals who have been released from secure custody. Keep in mind, though, that all deportation cases remain under the ERO’s active management until formal closure whether they’re detained or not.

It’s often overwhelming to navigate ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations if it is determined that you must stay at a detention facility. However, by following all the guidelines and taking all the necessary steps, you can make it to the other end of this daunting legal situation.


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