There are many reasons for someone to get detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and if you or a loved one are in this situation, your first priority is to secure your release so that you can fulfill the requirements of your immigration process.
Most undocumented immigrants are given the opportunity to post bail and be released following their initial detention. Detention occurs at a federal law enforcement station as opposed to local police & corrections facilities.
Bail (or an “immigration bond”) may be any amount as set by Department of Homeland Security guidelines, and can be set by an immigration judge or a Deportation Officer. There is no standard amount, and many factors will be taken into account when establishing this amount.
How Immigration Bonds Work
An immigration bond company works in the same way that they do for local arrest situations – that is, they enter into a bond agreement with the detainee such that they will be responsible for the full bail amount if the detainee fails to show up for court proceedings. In return for this, they require a portion of the bond amount to be provided by the detainee’s family, which is non-refundable. They may also require collateral and assurances that the detainee will follow through on their commitments.
The bail bondsman makes the guarantee that the detainee, upon release, will be present in response to each Notice to Appear (NTA) throughout the immigration process.
Immigration law and procedures are currently very topical, and many people have informed opinions about both the process and the outcomes. Undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers, despite a lot of recent political rhetoric, continue to have rights enjoyed by other Americans, and the legal system works systematically to process each case on its merits and all information available. While timelines and specific steps may vary from detention and bail-release processes applied at a local level, immigrations and customs remain guided by well-established guidelines.
In most cases, the decision to allow bail-based release is provided to non-dangerous detainees who can demonstrate community ties and obligations, and who are likely to appear at all required hearings.
Learn More About Immigration Bail
To learn more about how to get your questions answered and your loved one released today, call one of our specialists at Fred Frank Bail Bonds 24/7 at 410-367-2245 or visit us online at fredfrankbailbonds.com.
We are the only bail bond company in Maryland that posts immigration bonds.