Immigration Bond

Generally, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will initially set bond. The Immigration and Nationality Act provides for the release on bond of all persons except those deemed subject to mandatory detention as criminals or terrorists, or "arriving aliens." In some instances, ICE incorrectly determines that someone is subject to mandatory detention or set no bond at all!

Getting You Out And Keeping You In The U.S.

We can fight a determination of mandatory detention by requesting a Joseph Hearing. If ICE has set no bond, we can file for a bond hearing before the Immigration Judge. Additionally, if bond was set too high, we can challenge ICE's initial bond determination through application for redetermination before the Immigration Judge.

General criteria for bond are: (a) whether the applicant has a fixed address in the U.S.; (b) length of residence in U.S.; (c) local family ties and whether the ties may entitle the applicant to reside in the U.S.; (d) record of appearances in court; (e) employment history or lack of employment; (f) criminal record, including the extensiveness of criminal activity, the recent nature of such activity and the seriousness of the offenses; (g) pending criminal charges; (h) history of immigration violations; (i) attempts to flee prosecution or otherwise escape from authorities; (j) manner of entry; (k) membership in community organization; (l) immoral acts or participation in subversive activities; and (m) financial ability to post bond.

Call Us As Soon As Possible

Our attorneys can help you identify and emphasize the good bond criteria of your case. We meet with our client and their family to prepare them for a bond hearing. In court, we use our prosecutorial experience to argue on your behalf before the immigration judge.

Call 312-445-0591 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We will come to you.