What Happens When an Illegal Immigrant Commits a Crime?

If and undocumented immigrant is charged with committing a crime, there can be three different legal outcomes.

1. ICE Gets Involved

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enter information about an arrested immigrant into a database that is monitored. This department has the authority to take custody of the immigrant, investigate his standing in the U.S., and deport him.

If ICE chooses to… Read more

Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Charged With a Crime: What Happens to Them?

Being arrested for any reason is stressful but if your boyfriend is an illegal immigrant and is arrested on a criminal charge unrelated to his immigration status, he may also find himself in trouble with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

ICE has limited resources, which means they must prioritize who they interview when it comes to possible deportation. Those recently charged with committing crimes in the USA typically rate… Read more