by Blake P. Somers, Lawyer Referral Service Panelist
Once an individual is detained, and once an individual is issued an initial custody determination by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.), that individual then has a somewhat-limited right to seek review of that bond, or, if they have been ordered detained under the mandatory detention provisions, challenge the determination that they are subject to the mandatory detention rules. If you or a relative is in this situation, it is important you contact a lawyer immediately. While the bond rules are generally straightforward, the rules governing bond determinations are somewhat complicated and extremely time sensitive. Thus, it is imperative that you act immediately.