Immigration Detention Centers

Prairieland ICE Detention Center in Alvarado, TX | Deportation Defense

The Prairieland Detention Center is one of the newest ICE detention facilities. It is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Dallas in Alvarado, Texas, and it is designed to house 707 detainees including three dozen transgender migrants in a special wing.

The detention center will replace the Rolling Plains Detention Center in Haskell, Texas. The change means that individuals with cases before the Dallas Immigration Court will now be detained at this facility.

Due to its proximity to Dallas, immigration attorneys will now have more access to visit clients to pre pare their removal defense. If you or someone you know has a case before the immigration court it will be important that any documents or evidence be sent to this new facility so that you avoid any delay, or potential negative impact, in your immigration case.

Many types of cases can be requested before the Dallas Immigration Court, including Bond Requests, Adjustment of Status, Cancellation of Removal for Legal and Non-Legal Permanent Residents, Removal of Conditions on Legal Permanent Residence, Asylum, NACARA, and Voluntary Departure, among others. Some of these cases require that you present evidence of your continued physical presence and good moral character. Presenting eligibility for a case will require that you or your family obtain documents and other evidence that will show you meet each of the factors necessary for that particular case.


To determine if someone you know is at the new detention facility you can check the  ICE Detainee Locator.


Call 817-409-3995 (24 hours a day) if you need information about a person detained that is housed at this facility. The ICE Field Office Main phone number is 214-424-7800. The fax number is 817-783-3287.

  • When you call, have the person’s biographical information available, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.a
  • Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (817) 409-3995 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message and telephone number where you can be reached.

If the person is already in the Prairieland Detention Center, and you would like more information about visits and placing funds in their account, you can go to the center’s website.

If you believe that you or your loved one may qualify for defense to removal (deportation), it is important that you discuss your case with an experienced immigration attorney. Our law firm can provide assistance in your immigration case. We can assess your eligibility for relief before the immigration court and can represent you before the immigration court.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys please follow the link to schedule a consultation or call 214-251-8011, 817-332-1100, 225-291-2155. You can also schedule a consultation by clicking in this link, then select the closest office, and Deportation-based consultation type (In-person/Skype/telephonic), and then you could choose the date most convenient to you.

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