Immigration Bond Hearings
One of the most difficult situations for immigrants and anyone who cares for them is when an immigrant is detained by Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE).
If a family member, friend or loved one has been arrested and detained by ICE, he or she has the right to contact an immigration lawyer. Baurkot & Baurkot may be able to intervene in order to seek freedom from immigration detention.
The threshold determination that is addressed in attempting to obtain an immigration bond is whether the immigrant is eligible to request a bond hearing.
Generally, immigrants who are not classified as arriving aliens or terrorists are allowed to seek for bond so long as they are not classified as aggravated felons under federal immigration guidelines. When we are contacted by clients seeking immigration bond we initially proceed to determine the client’s eligibility for bond. If it appears the client may be eligible for bond, then we proceed to file a Motion for Speedy Bond Hearing for the immigrant and schedule the hearing for the earliest possible date before the appropriate immigration judge.
At a bond hearing, the immigration judge will either set a bond or instead determine that the immigrant should not be eligible for bond. The minimum bond amount is $1,500.00, though bonds typically range from $1,500.00 to $20,000.00, or even a potentially higher amount. At Baurkot & Baurkot, our deportation defense lawyers will attend your bond hearing and present evidence on your behalf demonstrating your eligibility for bond. In determining whether an immigrant is eligible for bond, an immigration judge typically looks at the following factors:
Whether the immigrant poses a danger to the community;
Whether the immigrant is a flight risk due to the family ties to the United States;
Whether the immigrant has a criminal history;
Whether the immigrant has a history of stable employment;
Whether the immigrant is able to pay the bond;
Whether the immigrant has been involved in community organizations;
The immigrant’s immigration history; and
Whether the immigrant is eligible for relief from removal or deportation proceedings in immigration court.
Often, Bond can be negotiated with a respective immigration office or officer, prior to an individaul being transported to an immigration detention facility, where many days can pass prior to one seeing a judge. It is important that you contact Baurkot & Baurkot as soon as an arrest takes place, as actions must be taken quickly, to prevent also the forced moving of the immigrant -- your loved one -- across the country, from immigration detention facility to another facility.
If a family member, friend or loved one has been detained in immigration custody, please contact the experienced and aggressive deportation defense team at Baurkot & Baurkot at 1-888-440-4-USA.