The number A
What is it?
The first step you should do when you receive a call from your detained relative is to ask about their Alien Registration Number, also sometimes called: A number, A #, case number,
The A number is a unique seven, eight or nine digit number assigned to a non-citizen by the Department of Homeland Security, and it is a very important number in the process.
Where is it?
Usually the detainee has a bracelet or ID with the A number and personal information.
Why is the A number important to you?
This number is very important because it is your number assigned by the Department of Homeland Security, this number is unique and will be with you throughout your immigration process, with the A-number, we can find your family in the detention center, verify the status of the process with the ICE officer, the court dates with the immigration judge, among other things.
Departamento de Detenidos