West Texas Detention Facility

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      West Texas Detention Facility, Texas

      ICE Detention Facility

      El Paso Field Office
      401 S. Vaquero Avenue
      Sierra Blanca, TX, 79851
      Facility Main Telephone Line: (915) 369-2269/70/71/72
      Field Office Main Telephone Line: (915) 856-2317

      Contact information

      If you would like to get information on a detainee at the West Texas Detention Facility, please call (915) 369-2269/70/71/72 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

      Please have the following detainee information available:

      • First name
      • Last name (including hyphenated last names)
      • Any aliases the detainee might use
      • Date of birth
      • Country of birth

      Visitation hours:

      Visitation hours at the West Texas Detention Facility are organized by gender. They are broken out as follows:

      Males

      • Friday and Saturday
        • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      Females

      • Sunday and Monday
        • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      Detainees can visit for 30 minutes. A maximum to 2 visitors at a time. The facility recommends you arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled time so you can be processed appropriate through security.  Attorneys can visit clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week (including holidays).

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      Immigration Bond Information

      for the West Texas Detention Facility

      Delivery bonds (i.e., immigration bonds) cannot be posted in-person directly at the West Texas Detention Facility. Instead, family members or associates can post an immigration bond at any of the 82 ICE-ERO facilities around the country that accept immigration bonds. The closest facility to the West Texas Detention Facility that accepts immigration bonds is located at 8915 Montana Avenue, El Paso, TX 79925. The phone number there is (915) 225-0700. Immigration bonds can be posted Monday-Friday (except holidays) at this facility from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Bonds cannot be posted directly at the West Texas Detention Facility.

      To post an immigration bond for someone detained at West Texas Detention Facility you must have a money order, cashier’s check or certified check. If the bond amount exceeds $10,000 and over, you can only pay by single cashier’s check or a certified check. All payments should be made to the “US Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

      If you do not want to post the bond in-person yourself, you can also have a licensed immigration bond agent post the bond for you. For a small fee, ranging from 2% – 10%, an agent can post the bond for you electronically, so that you do not have to travel to the ICE-ERO facility. This process is typically faster and easier than posting a bond yourself.

        SEARCH FOR A DETAINEE

        When searching by name, a detainee's first and last names are required and must be an exact match and select the detainee's country of birth.

        Frequently asked questions about the West Texas Detention Facility

        Does the facility have public parking?

        Yes. If you know someone who is detained at West Texas Detention Facility in Sierra Blanca, Texas and you would like to visit them, there is free parking available at the facility.

        Can I post a bond for someone who is detained at the West Texas Detention Facility?

        If an immigration judge has set a bond in the immigrant’s case, then yes, you may bond someone out of the West Texas Detention Facility. See the next question below, regarding the various locations where bonds can physically be posted and processed.

        If I am bonding someone out of the West Texas Detention Facility, do I post the bond there or do I post the bond in another location?

        While you can bail someone out of the West Texas Detention Facility, you cannot post the bond at that facility. The immigration bond must be posted at one of 82 ICE-ERO facilities that accept immigration bonds. The closest facility to the West Texas Detention Facility that accepts immigration bonds is located at 8915 Montana Avenue, El Paso, TX 79925. The phone number there is (915) 225-0700.

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          IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BOND OUT SOMEONE WHO IS IN ICE CUSTODY, PLEASE CONTACT (844) 910-2342.

          How to get information on an ICE detainee

          If you would like to get information on a detainee, please call the Field Office Main Telephone Number, (915) 856-2317.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • First name
          • Last name (including hyphenated last names)
          • Any aliases the detainee might use
          • Date of birth
          • Country of birth

          If you would like to get in touch with a defendant/detainee, please call the facility’s main number, (915) 369-2269.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • Full name
          • Alien Registration Number (A Number)
          • Your name and telephone number

          Video transcript: If you would like to locate someone who is currently being detained on an immigration violation, you can search on The Center for Immigration Assistance’s website by going to www.cfiaus.com.

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