I’ll need to know more details in order to address your concerns; however, it’s common for the United States Immigration Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) to survey jails and Court records and arrest a convicted alien when he or she is released from jail or reports to a Probation Officer. If you committed a deportable offense as described in the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Act, you are subject to ARREST, DETENTION, and removal proceedings in Immigration Court.
A deportation case begins with the government issuing a Notice to Appear in Removal Proceedings. Thereafter, you are required to appear for a Master Calendar hearing in the Immigration Court so that you may respond to the government’s charges. Forms of relief such as adjustment of status, voluntary removal, asylum, and withholding of removal may be available to you if you are found to be removable. Additionally, cancellation of removal is available if you are a Permanent resident who has continuously resided in the U.S. for 7 years and been a Permanent Resident for 5 years.
Many persons in removal proceedings are released upon posting a bond and may therefore remain in their homes and with their families until their case is heard in Immigration Court. However, aliens charged in removal proceeding as aggravated felons may not be entitled to bond and may even be administratively removed (deported) without being referred to the Immigration Court. Unfortunately, some offenses which seem relatively minor are considered aggravated felonies under present immigrations laws. There is some good news, however, because the Supreme Court has ruled that some offenses are no longer deportable offenses and, in some cases, an alien may even seek previously unavailable relief if he or she pleaded guilty to an aggravated felony or if it is appropriate to reopen a prior deportation case.