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My friend (from Argentina) has been detained since March at the Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center (Louisiana). He is hopeless because it seems that after the last review he received a letter that said that was not going to release him and does not tell him when.

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I wanted to help him with the following: 1) obtain his file from the court and provide this file to a lawyer to see if he/she can review. Take the case or not. He had a lawyer since March paid $5,000 and did NOTHING. He is in the limbo.

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?

Louisiana

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Without looking at this file, it is not way for a lawyer to determine as to what can be done. I am willing to get the extra mile to obtain his file BUT I do not know how to obtain it so I can bring it to the lawyer

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 8 months ago
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Given the limitation of the basic membership. My goal with this service is to get instructions on how to get the ICE file from the court so I can take it to a lawyer for evaluation. One lawyer charged $500 for the review but we do not have that money. I am guessing that I can do the dirty work. I obtained the Form G-639 FOIA .....I do not know if this would work?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 8 months ago

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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 8 months ago

In order to get a copy of the file, you would have to file a FOIA with the Immigration Court (EOIR). That is different than the FOIA with USCIS which is what you use the G-639 for. You will not get anything with that FOIA unless your friend has filed an application. If he has, you can also file that and ask for expedited processing due to his being detained.

In order to get the court file, you can mail the request to Office of the General Counsel
Attn: FOIA Service Center
Executive Office for Immigration Review
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1903
Falls Church, VA 22041
You can also email it which will be faster to this address : *****@******.***

Here are detailed instructions on how to do this https://www.justice.gov/eoir/foia-facts

The request should be expedited due to being in removal proceedings. Make sure you state that clearly in your request.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
This is my point.....for $50 ...and I sit down with a lawyer here in the City and talk for 1 hour. BUT....what is the point....my information is PURE expeculation. I need to be able to provide the lawyer THE REAL DEAL so he can provide me with real legal information and see if he can take the case or not....and for how much
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 8 months ago

Yes, I agree and I understand. That's why I provided you with the information to get the file. Did you receive my answer?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
thank you....let me review all the links.....thanks.....Are you local? Greater of New Orleans area, Louisiana.
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 8 months ago

Sure, no problem. No unfortunately I'm not. I'm in Florida. Hope the links were helpful. Please kindly remember the rating, it's very important for us. You can always ask me follow ups even after you rate me.

Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
thank you.....Jen Marie.....Let me review the link and all the instructions...I would probably have a couple questions more. Thanks and Good Day
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 8 months ago

You're very welcome. You too.

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