If you have a friend or loved one who is being held in an immigration customs and enforcement (ICE) detention center, you likely have a lot of questions about immigration bonds. For example, how do ICE bail bonds work? How much will they cost, and what will you need to do to get your loved one released from custody?
This is where immigration bail bonds companies come in. When you call our office, we’ll help guide you through the process, step by step, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns
Try not to panic
First and foremost, you should know that most immigrants are granted bond. What this means, is that if you post immigration bail bonds, the detained person can be released from ICE. Similar to state and federal bail bonds, when an immigration bond is posted the detainee will be allowed to return to their home, their friends and resume their day-to-day life. However, you’ll want to keep in mind that just because a bond has been posted, that’s not to say the case is over. The person who was arrested will still need to go to immigration court, as often as needed, until their case is finished.
How to proceed
If you’re with a friend or family member when they’re detained by ICE, do your best to stay calm and out of the way. Do not become argumentative, do not fight with the officers, and don’t run away. If you can, politely ask which facility the detained person is being taken to.
From there, you’ll want to reach out to an immigration bondsman.
A key difference between state and immigration bonds, is that whereas state bail bonds can be posted within hours of an arrest, immigration bonds take longer. Detainees need to see an immigration judge before their bond is set. You should also know that the amount of the bond is discretionary- and there’s no standard amount. However, most bonds are set between $5,000 and $25,000.
The cost to purchase immigration bonds will be 15%. For example, if bail is set at $20,000, the cost to purchase immigration bonds will be $3,000. This fee is non-refundable regardless as to what happens with the case. Also, you should know that all immigration bail bonds require collateral. In most cases, collateral is posted in the form of real property (ie: putting up a house or condo), although cash collateral is also accepted.
What to expect from your bondsman
When you hire an immigration bail bonds company you’ll be partnering with a trusted professional who understands the ins and outs of the immigration court system. They should be be knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and be willing to answer all of your questions.
Bail Bond Professionals has years of experience in helping people just like you through situations just like this. We’re extremely familiar with how immigration bail bonds work and we know what needs to be done to get people out of an ICE detention facility fast
For more information on our company, or to speak directly with an immigration bondsman, call our office now to get started.