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 any facility in Pennsylvania or within the United States and needs legal assistance, The Law Office of Rosina C. Stambaugh can help. We can do a consultation with the person (also called a detainee) and assess his or her case. Once we complete the consultation 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 and if your loved one can be released on bond.
MOSHANNON VALLEY PROCESSING CENTER (MVPC)
The Moshannon Valley Processing Center is an immigration detention center location in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania and opened in 2021. It is a privately owned detention center that is contracted to house federal immigration detainees. Detainees housed at MVPC have their immigration proceedings heard by the Cleveland, Ohio immigration court. Hearings are currently being conducted by video.
Some individuals are eligible to be released from detention by requesting an immigration bond. If an individual receives a bond and is able to pay the bond, they can be picked up directly at the MVPC. If the detainee is not picked up from the facility, they will require a bus ticket departing Pittsburgh the next day at the Pittsburgh Intermodal Station/ Grant Street Transportation Center, in Pittsburgh, PA. Bus ticket departure time needs to be after 12:00 p.m.
- Address: 555 GEO Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866
- Phone: (814) 768-1200
- Fax: (814) 342-7179
- Website: https://www.geogroup.com/FacilityDetail/FacilityID/67
- If you need to deposit funds into a detainees account at the MVPC, you can do so here: https://www.accesscorrections.com/#/
Cleveland, Ohio Immigration Court
- Address: 801 W. Superior Avenue, Suite 13 - 100, Cleveland, OH 44113
- Phone: 216-802-1100
Basic Information about detained immigration hearings in Pennsylvania:
Individuals who are detained by immigration can also be housed at other facilities in Pennsylvania. Their hearings are generally heard by the Baltimore and Philadelphia Immigration Courts. To find out if an individual has an upcoming hearing, you can call the Alien Number Hotline at 1-800-898-7180. You will need the individual’s “A” number. 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.
- The Philadelphia Immigration Court is located at the Robert Nix Federal Building and Courthouse is located at 900 Market Street, Suite 504, Philadelphia, PA 19107. All visitors to the court must have a valid form of ID. The phone number is 215-656-7000.
- The Baltimore Immigration Court is located at the George Fallon Federal Building, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Rm. 440, Baltimore, MD 21201. The phone numbers is 410-962-3092.
- Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) The York office is located at 1605 Clugston Road, York PA 17404. It can be reached at (7170-767-2300. The Philadelphia office is located at 114 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The pone number is (215) 656-7164.
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, 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.
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