The purpose of an immigration bond hearing is for a judge to order a specific amount of money or property that a noncitizen detainee must post to obtain his or her release from a detention facility. The noncitizen will still be required to attend all hearings in connection with their presence in the United States, even if a hearing is set on deportation. That money is paid to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and in return for that payment, the detainee is released from custody.
After Immigration Bond is Paid
Being released on bond doesn’t mean that a noncitizen is now allowed to remain in the United States. That person is still required to attend each and every future court date that is set. A failure to attend even one scheduled court date is likely to result in an order of deportation.
Flight Risk, a Danger or No Bond
In an immigration bond hearing, the presiding judge must decide whether a detainee is a flight risk. That judge must also decide whether that individual is a danger to the community. If a bond is set, the minimum amount is $1,500. The higher the flight risk or danger to the community, the higher the amount the bond will be set. If a legal cause is shown, there are times when noncitizens are detained without any possible bond amount at all.
The Benefits of an Immigration Bond Hearing
How does an immigration bond hearing help a detainee? First, you know what it will cost to get released from detention. Next, if you’re released, you’re allowed to more effectively participate in your defense. Above all, a detainee is permitted to leave the overcrowded and utterly abysmal conditions of ICE detention facilities.
If you suddenly learned that your family member is being held in ICE detention, contact us immediately. He or she has the right to an experienced and effective immigration bond hearing attorney along with a bond hearing. You can contact us online or by calling 702-758-5858 to arrange for a free consultation on your family member’s immigration bond hearing. A person who is accused of a crime that didn’t involve violence should not be held in detention indefinitely.