Immigration Detention Justice Center

Buffalo Federal Detention Facility

The Buffalo Federal Detention Facility is an ICE service processing center located in Batavia, New York.  Immigrants processed in Buffalo either continue to be detained at the facility or are transferred to another immigration detention facility in the State of New York.  The Buffalo Federal Detention Facility holds approximately 360 immigration inmates.  The facility is sometimes called the Buffalo Federal Detention Center.

Contact Information

Contacting the Facility

Address:

Buffalo Federal Detention Facility
4250 Federal Drive
Batavia, New York 14020

Phone:

(585)343-0814

Contacting A Detainee

To speak to a detainee by phone, you must leave a voicemail message asking the inmate to return your call.  To leave this message, call (585)343-0814 and press ’1′.   In your message, be sure to include the detainee’s name and alien numbers, as well as a day and time he or she should return your call.  Note: While the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility staff will pass on your message the detainee, it will not connect you directly to an inmate.  The immigration detainee must return your call using funds that you can deposite using an online system.

To deposit money in the person’s phone account, visit www.telmate.com, click on the button to deposit funds, and look for the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility.  To add money to the inmate’s phone account, you will need the last three digits of his or her alien number.

To visit the a person at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center, go to the main address on Monday through Friday between 9am-11am, 1pm-3pm, and 6pm-8pm.  Or go on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm.

To send mail to the person, use the following address:

Inmate Name and Alien Number
Buffalo Federal Detention Facility
4250 Federal Drive
Batavia, New York 14020

Contacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Orange County Jail in Goshen, New York

Orange County Jail in Goshen, New York

To contact a deportation officer assigned a Buffalo detainee’s case, call the facility at (585)343-0814 and press ’4′.  Or you can call the Buffalo ICE Field Office at (716)551-4741 and press ’1′.  To be connected to deportation officer assigned to the case, have available the inmate’s full name and alien number.

The officer in charge of supervising the Buffalo immigration cases is Todd Tryon, the Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer.

Getting Released

Immigration Bonds

Some, but not all, Buffalo ICE detainees are eligible for an immigration bond.  Eligibility depends on a specific facts of the person’s case, like criminal history, manner of entry, possibility of relief, etc.  To find out if ICE has already set a bond in the person’s case, call the deportation officers at the Buffalo Field Office at (716)551-4741.  Note: Even when ICE does not set a bond, it may still be possible to get one through an immigration judge or to ask ICE to reconsider their decision.  Thus, it is important to discuss the matter with an experienced immigration lawyer.

To post bond, you can go to any ICE ERO Field Office in the United States.  In New York, it is advised that you post bond at  either detention facility, the Buffalo Field Office, of the Albany Sub-Office.  The Buffalo Field Office is located at:

130 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Post-Release

Bond processing can take up from 1-3 business days.  As a general rule, the closer the bond is posted to the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility, the faster his release.  After the detainee is released, the ICE Field Office will not assist him or her in making travel arrangements.  Thus, family members should arrange to pick up the person from the facility or provide him with funds for travel.

The Removal Process

 

Immigration Court

ICE inmates at Orange County Jail attend immigration court at the Varick Street facility.  On the day of their hearings, the detainees are transported by ICE agents to the Varick Street Immigration Court, located at 201 Varick Street in Lower Manhattan.  The Varick Immigration Court has three judges.

  • Judge Steven Abrams
  • Judge Noel A. Ferris
  • Judge Alan L. Page.

After a person is released on an immigration bond from Orange County Jail, the judge will sometimes transfer his or her case to the New York City Immigration Court, located at 26 Federal Plaza.  In any case, the former detainee should make sure to attend all removal hearings, or risk automatic removal from the United States.

Timeframe

Orange County immigration inmates sometimes wait up to 3 weeks to see an immigration judge.  While a person is detained, it can take approximately 1-3 months for his case to be completed.  If the person is released from detention on an immigration bond, his or her case can take several months to several years, depending on the complexity of the case and the court backlog.

Nearby Facilities

If you are having difficulty locating someone at the Orange County Jail, try contacting the following detention centers:

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