ImmigrationDHS launches hotline for jailed immigrants

Published 6 January 2012

DHS recently announced that it is launching a new hotline for people who believe they have been falsely imprisoned on immigration charges or victims of a crime

DHS recently announced that it is launching a new hotline for people who believe they have been falsely imprisoned on immigration charges or victims of a crime.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement hotline will be manned twenty-four hours a day and staffed with agents capable of assisting individuals held in local jails with questions about their deportation proceedings.

The hotline – 855-448-6903 – comes as part of the Obama administration’s attempt to address concerns about the treatment of illegal immigrants held in local jails.

In a recent high-profile case, a Dallas teenager who ran away from home was mistakenly deported to Colombia. The fifteen year-old U.S. citizen spoke no Spanish, but gave a false name when she was picked up by local authorities. 

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