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Detainment and setting an immigration bond

On Behalf of | Jun 12, 2023 | Immigration & Naturalization |

For many immigrants, it is their dream and goal to come to America and make a new life there. However, their vision of the future could drastically change when they are arrested and detained by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement.

This a confusing and stressful time, especially when there are culture and language barriers along with the uncertainty of American laws.

Immigration bonds

Deportation is the last thing you want, and Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law, understands this. At our law firm, we focus on ensuring detained immigrants understand their rights and options after an arrest by ICE.

In these matters, posting an immigration bond can be essential. Many do not know about this option, which is why our law firm takes the time to explain the purpose and process.

In simple terms, the purpose of an immigration bond is to guarantee that you will appear in court following your release with a Notice to Appear. It is common for ICE to set a bond price following detainment; however, this does not always occur. In these matters, you have the option to request an immigration bond.

If you believe the bond set for you is too high, you can seek a review of the bond by a judge.

Denial of bond

Typically, bonds are set within 48 hours of arrest by either ICE or an immigration judge. If one is not set, you can request for a bond. While this request is often approved, there are circumstances in which an immigration bond will be denied.

A common ground for denial is due to criminal charges against you, such as aggravated felonies, drug offenses, firearm offenses, security-related crimes or terrorist activities. Another common ground for denial is that you just arrived to the United States.

Whether you are seeking a review of your set bond or are requesting an immigration bond, it is important to understand your legal rights and options. As an immigrant, it can feel overwhelming when attempting to navigate the legal system of a foreign nation.