There are instances where a foreign national is detained requiring immediate representation while in custody. These hearings are known as Detention Proceedings and may require a bond hearing. Subsequently, there are instances where we may obtain a bond prior to an immigration hearing even being scheduled. When an individual is detained, they may either be issued a bond by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) or may request a bond directly from an Immigration Judge, if eligible to do so. The purpose of the bond is to ensure that the detainee will return to the immigration court (delivery bond). Irrespective of the circumstance, it is important that the detainee is prepared to present all positive factors in their case.
The amount of bond set, if any, depends on the detainee’s immigration history, criminal history, employment history, length of time in the United States, and family ties to the United States. Often, the case is reviewed to determine if there is any form of relief (defense), or programs that would allow them to stay in the United States and cancel their removal from the United States.
Our office can handle any matter before the immigration court from early stages to post conviction relief.