Once an individual is in the custody of Immigration and Custom Enforcement, commonly known as ICE, they do not know what to do. Although ICE has rules and regulations to monitor their procedures, there are stories of ICE officers unduly pressuring individuals to sign their departure from the United States. This article will outline the benefits of appearing before the Immigration Judge rather than signing your departure and how a protection letter may ensure you get your day before the Judge. This may save your life because, as everyone knows, you will leave your children, spouse, and a job behind. Above all, it may save you from returning to a violent environment in your homeland.