Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Oak Lawn Immigration Attorney | Cook County may not report Immigrants to the Feds!

The Chicago Tribune has reported that the Cook County Board of Commissioners have recently passed an ordinance that would allow illegal immigrants in jail on misdemeanor charges to be released despite federal requests to have them detained for deportation. A recent federal ruling in determined Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers are voluntary requests, not mandatory. It applies to anyone arrested on misdemeanor charges who normally would be released from custody.

This is not a free pass for immigrants to commit misdemeanors, but merely one step for immigrants who would like to remain with their families. It is important for any immigrant, who has been arrested, to contact both a Criminal Law Attorney and an Immigration Law Attorney. Both attorneys are needed because there will be potential issues in both fields from an incident of illegal activity. If you would like immigration advice from an attorney, contact:

The Law Office of Jonathan W. Cole
5013 W. 95th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 529-7794

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