When an immigrant is detained by Immigrations Custom Enforcement (ICE) and faces the possibility of deportation, he will typically be held in immigration detention until his deportation hearing can take place. In many cases, however, the detained immigrant may be able to request a bond hearing, during which time he can present a case for being released on bond until his deportation hearing. A bond is essential a monetary deposit that ensures that an individual, if released from detention, will later return to court to resolve his case.
Bond hearings are overseen by a judge in immigration court, and the judges that preside over these cases will determine whether a person is eligible for bond based on the following factors:
- The individual’s personal and economic ties to the community (including whether the individual has family and a job in the community and/or has been involved with local organizations)
- Whether the individual has a criminal history and/or potentially poses a danger to the community
- Whether the individual is a flight risk and will not return to court for the deportation hearing
- Whether the individual can afford to pay the bond (which is usually a minimum of $1,500 but can exceed $20,000, depending on the specific risks associated with the individual in question).
Because deportation hearings may be scheduled months down the line, being able to obtain a bond for release can be crucial to reuniting detained individuals with their families and to helping them build a case for their upcoming deportation hearing. As a result, it’s crucial that detained individuals work with experienced immigration lawyers to ensure that they have the best chances of receiving bond and resolving their deportation case as favorably and efficiently as possible.
The Los Angeles, California Immigration Lawyers at the Hanlon Law Group
At the Hanlon Law Group, P.C., our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have more than 15 years of experience successfully representing clients in various types of immigration cases, including those that involve the most basic immigration applications to those associated with extremely complicated federal court litigation.
Our firm offers state-of-the art technology to deliver these services efficiently while also providing each of our clients with old-fashioned personal service. That means you can count on your case progressing as quickly as possible while feeling confident that your Hanlon Law Group lawyer will answer your questions quickly, clearly and honestly.
Given the constant change and complexities associated with U.S. immigration laws, today’s immigration cases demand attorneys like those at the Hanlon Law Group who have an unrelenting commitment to understanding every change in the law while providing clients with superior legal service at every stage of their case.
In fact, clients who choose us will benefit not only from our experienced immigration attorneys and staff, who provide personal care and attention to every case, but also from our state-of-the-art immigration case management system that promotes both efficiency and effectiveness.
To learn more about our citizenship, immigration and deportation defense services contact our Los Angeles immigration attorneys today by calling (626) 765-4641 or (866) 489-7612 or by emailing us using the form at the upper right-hand side of the screen. From our office in Pasadena, we serve clients throughout the Los Angeles area, across the state of California and from around the world.
We offer free, confidential initial consultations to provide potential clients with expert advice regarding their immigration law needs. Additionally, we are able to provide immigration legal services in various languages, including in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog and Fukienese.