One of my clients that was subject to mandatory detention by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) was released today for humanitarian reasons due to her medical problems. Under INA § 236(c), aliens that are convicted of certain criminal offenses are not eligible for bond during their deportation proceedings. This is referred to as mandatory detention. Usually, someone who is subject to mandatory detention is detained pending the outcome of their deportation proceedings. However, in this case, I was able to obtain my client’s release due to her serious health issues. If she had not been released, she would have spent months in detention until her deportation proceedings were over.