What Should I Do If Someone I Know Was Arrested by Immigration?
Discovering someone you know has been arrested by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) can be a terrifying and confusing process. The Law Office of Rosina C. Stambaugh will walk you through the entire process and help you through this difficult time. If you do not know where an individual is being held, you may be able to use the Detainee locator to locate him or her: https://locator.ice.gov/odls/#/index.
If the person is held at the York County Prison or any other facility in Pennsylvania and needs legal assistance, The Law Office of Rosina C. Stambaugh can help. We can meet with the person (also called a detainee) and assess his or her case. Once we meet with the individual, we can determine if he or she qualifies to be released from ICE custody and/or a way to fight deportation to remain in the United States. Once we assess the case, we will contact you and explain what options are available.
- The York County Prison is located in York, Pennsylvania, about 40 minutes south of Harrisburg and about 1 hour and 45 minutes west of Philadelphia. The York County Prison is a local prison that houses immigration detainees who are going through deportation proceedings at the York Immigration Court, as well as individuals who are held for criminal proceedings. If someone you know is at the York County Prison, you can visit with them. The detainee will need to put your name on his or her visiting list. It is best to wait at least 48 hours before the detainee completes and registers their visiting list. If you are from out of state, you may want to set up a video visit. Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. An account will need to be set up so that he or she can contact you. Please check the York County Prison website for more information about visitation and phone calls.
- The York Immigration Court - is also located inside the York County Prison. The entrance to the Court is located in the back of the prison. All visitors to the court must be 16 years or older with a valid ID. To find out if an individual has an upcoming hearing, you can call the Alien Number Hotline: 1-800-898-7180. You will need the individual’s “A” number.
- Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) - is also located inside the York County Prison. If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (717) 840-7253. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth, and the individuals Alien Number (A number) if available.
An “A” number is a 9-digit number assigned to non-citizens in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If the person detained did not have an A number prior to detention, one will be issued when they are processed into the detention center. This number is printed on all paperwork issued by the government regarding immigration and can also be found on bracelets worn by detainees.
To determine if The Law Office of Rosina C. Stambaugh can assist the individual detained at the York County Prison, our office must first complete a consultation (prison visit) before agreeing to take a case. Please click the link below and complete the form. Once this form has been submitted, our office will meet with the detainee and assess his or her case. Our office will then contact you to discuss the detainee’s options, eligibility for bond and explain the next steps (do not complete this form if the individual is not detained at the York County Prison).
For non-detained cases or individuals detained at another facility, please contact us.
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