Bail Bonds

Have you ever attempted to bond out a friend or loved one, only to find out they have an “ICE Hold” ?

Immigration Bail Bonds come in to play when an individual is being held by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pending a hearing. Immigration bonds are similar to regular bonds in the respect that they are designed to guarantee the appearance of the individual and are subject to immediate forfeiture if the individual does not appear. Unlike regular state bonds, INS detainees can only secure release from custody by paying a cash bond directly to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement or by purchasing a surety bond through a bail bondsman license to handle immigration bonds.

Commonly there are two types of immigration bonds:

  • Delivery bond. A delivery bond acts the same way as a regular surety bond: it’s insurance against an individual fleeing during the deportation process. With this bond, it is the bail bondsman’s responsibility to make sure the individual appears at all court proceedings and that her or she leaves the country if deportation is ordered.
  • Voluntary departure bond. A voluntary departure bond is insurance against an individual fleeing after the court has ordered deportation. This bond gives the individual time to get their affairs in order and leave the country on their own time. In this case, it’s is the bail bondsman responsibility to ensure the individual leaves the country by a predetermined date.

INS bonds are often complicated and confusing. Give us a call today so that we can help you navigate this complex process.