ICE Detainer FAQ

IDP’s Detainer 101 provides general information about ICE detainers, also called “immigration holds”, including:

  • What is an ICE Detainer?
  • Why do I have an ICE Detainer?
  • How does ICE know about Me?
  • How Long Can I Be Held in Criminal Custody on a Detainer?
  • What Can I Do About an ICE detainer?

Available in English and Spanish.

Updated 2024.