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Helping Those Involved in Removal Proceedings

If you’ve received a Notice to Appear indicating that the United States government is initiating removal proceedings against you, then it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Immigration Lawyer right away. If you are removed from the United States, you will not be able to re-enter the country for a lengthy period of time.


If you have been detained or placed into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because the government is seeking to remove you from the country, depending on your circumstances, you might be eligible for bond, meaning it is possible that you may be released from detention pending the outcome of your case. Immigration bond is money that you pay to ensure that if you are released, you will be present at all removal proceedings in Immigration Court. In other words, bond is a promise that if you are released from custody, you will not take off and disappear while your case is pending.

While detained in the United States, rather than at the border, your removal proceedings will typically be held in an Immigration Court. Since these proceedings can be lengthy, if you think you might be eligible for bond, then you should consult with an experienced Immigration Lawyer as soon as possible to discuss whether bond might be an option in your case. It’s important to note that in some instances, you may not be eligible for bond as is the case if you’ve committed an aggravated felony, are suspected of terrorism, or have been involved in a crime of moral turpitude.


If you are eligible for bond, the amount of the bond usually depends on the facts and circumstances of your case, such as why the government is seeking to remove you, whether you have any ties to the community in which you live, whether your family has the ability to post bond, and whether you are likely to obtain successful results in your removal case. The Department of Homeland Security generally sets the amount of bond, and in some cases, if you believe that the amount is too high, or your family cannot pay the bond, it may be possible to go before the Immigration Court and request that the amount is lowered. Once your family or friends post bond, you might remain in custody for a few additional days, but the wait will be worth it if you can be released pending the outcome of your case.

Immigration Detainment