One of the scariest things a person can experience is a uniformed law enforcement officer knocking on your door with a search warrant or arrest warrant. That fear only intensifies when the uniformed officer is a member of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and they are attempting to find and detain you or a loved one.
The first question many people ask at the beginning of a custody consult is, "What's the process like?" The custody process is dictated by the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and the applicable custody statutes of Pennsylvania. However, each county is tasked with implementing those procedures in the manner in which they deem to be judicially efficient. So, the answer to that question often depends on what county the case will be litigated.
Recently, members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) met with members from the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Enforcement and Removal Operations of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This meeting was provide AILA attorneys with updates on the current state of affairs when it comes to enforcement procedures involving immigration law violations.