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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Detention issues in Pennsylvania.

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ImmigrationLawHelp.org - Pennsylvania Organizations

List of organizations in Pennsylvania from ImmigrationLawHelp.org offering assistance, counseling or representation in immigration issues.

Legal and Humanitarian Aid Hotline

The detention hotline is a free legal advice call line that detainees can access in their own language, with the comfort of having someone they can trust, that will connect them with more suitable services that fit their case.

Federal Court Finder

Find a federal court location by location or court name, including appellate, district, bankruptcy, probation and pretrial office, or federal defender organization. Each District Court has its own local forms which are generally available on the Court website.

National Detainee Handbook

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) National Detainee Handbook was designed to standardize the essential ICE-related information that is disseminated to all ICE detainees. The purpose of the handbook is to provide an overview of the general rules, regulations, policies, and procedures that detainees are required to follow while in ICE custody.

2008 Operations Manual ICE Performance-Based National Detention Standards

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement undertook a revision of the National Detention Standards to more clearly delineate the results or outcomes to be accomplished by adherence to their requirements. The Performance-Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS 2008), developed in coordination with agency stakeholders, prescribe both the expected outcomes of each detention standard and the expected practices required to achieve them. PBNDS 2008 was also designed to improve safety, security and conditions of confinement for detainees.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fact Sheets

Listing of Fact Sheets available from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Enforcement and Removal, Homeland Security Investigations and Management and Administration.

Find Legal Help for Unaccompanied Minors in Immigration

The Unaccompanied Children Resource Center maintains a directory of free and low-cost immigration legal services providers that can be searched by state, county or zip code, as well as information about what happens in immigration court and information on requirements to secure status in certain special circumstances.

How to defend your own case/Como defender su propio caso

These self-help materials are designed for detainees to use in representing themselves when applying for some common forms of legal relief from removal. Please note they are written for detainees in Arizona and most were last updated in 2013, with support from the American College of Trial Lawyers Emil Gumpert Award. These publications are meant to provide useful basic information about immigration law and detention in removal in Arizona and were created in the course of the Florence Project’s work. Under no circumstances do they constitute legal advice.

immi - Search for Legal Help

Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. Our online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi works with legal aid organizations across the U.S. to connect immigrants to legal help. Enter your address or zip code to see a list of organizations in your area.

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