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Q: Hello, my family member is currently held at ICE Detention Center. Should I hire a lawyer now or just for the ICE proces

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: It's advisable to consider hiring a lawyer as soon as possible in situations involving ICE detention. An attorney experienced in immigration law can provide valuable guidance and support throughout the entire process, not just at specific stages. They can help you understand the complex legal proceedings and ensure that the rights of your family member are protected.

Additionally, having legal representation early on can be beneficial in navigating the intricacies of the ICE system. An attorney can assist in preparing necessary documentation, representing your family member in hearings, and providing advice on potential legal strategies. This early involvement can sometimes make a significant difference in the outcome of the case.

Remember, each situation is unique, and the decision to hire a lawyer depends on the specific circumstances of your family member's case. It's important to weigh the benefits of legal representation against the complexities of the ICE process and make an informed decision that best suits your family's needs.

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