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ICE powers - is it legally???

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Posted by ghost23 (2) 05 Apr 2009#1
Hello!
Who knows something about the powers of ICE?
Do they have legally rights to take and keep documents from the people in the process of deportation without receipt and to not give them back during deportation period?
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Posted by diavatirio (999) 10 Apr 2009#2
to ghost23:

Your question is too vague. Be specific, what documents, why did they take them etc.
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Posted by ghost23 (2) 10 Apr 2009#3
to diavatirio:

They took passport, ssc, i-94. As they said, they do it in order to restrict freedom of movement, so as not to give the opportunity to escape from court, despite the fact that the bond is paid.
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Posted by itsuptoyou (93)   09 Jul 2009#4
to ghost23:

rights and freedoms - there are long gone...... Or may be still exist for a small group of people, which we are not part of....
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Posted by martiansoldier (192) 22 Jun 2010#5
to ghost23:

As far as I know, the passport belongs to the Government of the issuing country. No once can hold the passport other than the person it was issued to or the country that issued it. You might want to contact your local embassy or consulate.
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Posted by passed (242) 10 Apr 2012#6
to martiansoldier:

If you are in some legal proceedings, they may withhold your passport if they can prove that you are at risk of fleeing the country before the legal proceedings take place. I-94 anyway belongs to them if you leave the country.
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Posted by 49erfan (3) 19 Jun 2012#7
Hello, my I130 petition priority date is August 18, 1993 and has been approved. What is the current priority date up to date, I have been waiting for a really really long time can you please tell me. Thank you, and God Bless.
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Posted by sak2013 (1102) 25 Jul 2013#8
to ghost23:

Think of ICE as the DCF of the immigration system. The statutes and legal authority are just guidelines for them, and they don't really answer to anybody. Technically they are supposed to follow the law, but they have no internal affairs, nor do the Courts hold them accountable for anything that they do, nor does the Media or anybody else have the guts to expose anything that they do. So they can more-or-less get away with doing whatever they see fit, and you are at the mercey of whatever ICE official and division is handling your case. Their role is commendable, however a corrupt office that has you on their hit list can make your life miserable. Hire a lawyer and try to negotiate with them and stay on their good side. They are usually reasonable as long as you follow the rules and don't act in an antagonistic manner towards them.
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Posted by MichaelOrtho (317) 22 Oct 2013#9
to sak2013:

Of course, ICE is Immigration Police. But, under US Constitution and INA, no one can decide on your sanction or deportation (or removal) without immigration judge (if you are in the USA). But, you can loose your right if you do not want to appear in court. In that case ICE receives an order of removal "in abscencia" and you cannot do anything. They say it is the best thing you can do: not to appear in the court because after that you are only a prey. If they arrest you, they have to bring you to the judge immediately (or Monday if it is a weekend), but they do not do arrests because they are illegal if your crime is only your illegal status and they didn't find you around the border so they can say that you were caught in illegal crossing.
P.S. My knowledge is that only a judge can decide to seize your passport or to limit your freedom to travel if you are in legal procedure.
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