How Can I Locate a Detainee in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Custody?

Question: How can I locate a detainee in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody?


Locating a detainee in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody can be a daunting task, but there are resources available to assist you. The primary tool for this purpose is the ICE Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS).

To use the ODLS, you will need certain information about the detainee:

  1. Alien Registration Number (A-Number): This is a unique identifier assigned to non-citizens in the U.S. If you have the A-Number, it greatly simplifies the search.
  2. Biographical Information: If you don’t have the A-Number, you can search using the detainee’s full name, country of birth, and date of birth.

Once you enter this information into the ODLS, the system will provide the current location of the detainee, including the detention facility and contact information.

If you’re having trouble using the system or need more detailed assistance, consulting with a legal expert who specializes in immigration law can be extremely helpful. They can guide you through the process and provide additional support.

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