What is a Bond?
Is the Bond money refundable?
Who is eligible for Bond?
However, even if you are ineligible for bond, you may be able to apply for a bond after prolonged detention. There is ongoing litigation as to what is considered an unreasonably long detention period, which is why it is important to seek the advice of an experienced immigration lawyer to assist you with the bond process.
How does the Bond process begin
What is a bond hearing
At immigration bond hearings, the judge will ask questions such as:
- If you’re released, are you a danger to your community?
- Will you show up at your future immigration court hearings?
- Do you have a fixed address?
- What are your family ties in the United States?
- How long have you been in the U.S.?
- What does your criminal history reveal?
- Do you have a history of stable employment?
- Have you participated in any community organizations or events?
- What is your financial ability to pay a bond amount set by the court?
- What is your history with immigration, including how and when did you enter the U.S.?
- Are you eligible for possible relief from removal and deportation?
Can I appeal a denied bond request
A bond appeal before the Board is deemed “moot” when one of the following occurs:
- The alien departs the United States on a voluntarily or involuntarily basis;
- The alien is granted relief by the Immigration Judge, and DHS does not appeal;
- The alien is granted relief by the Board;
- The alien is denied relief by the Immigration Judge, and the alien does not appeal;
- The alien is denied relief by the Board;
- The alien is released on the conditions requested in the appeal; or
- The alien is released on conditions more favorable than those requested in the appeal.
Get Out While You Can!
Many people held in immigration detention are eligible for release on bond but are not able to win release because they are not represented by an attorney.
It is also important to note that each judge conducts a bond hearing differently—some want to see a lot of evidence in document form while others want to hear testimonial arguments at the time of the hearing. Knowing your judge can make an enormous difference in the outcome of a case.
To find out how obtain a successful bond, contact a deportation defense attorney to help you with the preparation of a strong bond application and hearing.
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