Foreign nationals who violate American immigration policies and laws are considered illegal immigrants. If you have crossed over the United States border without inspection or proper authorization, you stay beyond an authorized period following legal entry on a Visa, or it has become expired, you will be classified as an illegal alien. When you are caught, you will be detained by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer or the U.S. Citizenship or Immigration Service (USCIS) and could face imprisonment or deportation. The good news is that detainees can apply for an immigration bail bond.
Types of Immigration Bonds
Two types of immigration bonds are available for illegal aliens in custody (as long as they are not considered a threat to national security or public safety). Immigration bonds are at the federal/government level where other bonds are mostly at the state, county or city level.
- Delivery bond – Are based on the determination of ICE or an immigration judge. If granted, the detainee receives an arrest warrant and a notice of custody conditions to be released on. The purpose of a delivery bond is to ensure the detainee attends all immigration hearings. It allows the person to spend time with family and consult with an immigration lawyer while they wait for their hearing date.
- Voluntary departure bond – In some cases, detainees are given the option to voluntarily leave the country at their own expense by a specified date.n certain cases, after leaving the U.S. under removal or voluntary departure, you cannot return to the U.S. for certain time periods without getting permission. If paid in full to ICE, the departure bond is refundable once the detainee has left the country but will be forfeited if they fail to leave
How Do Immigration Bail Bonds Work?
- A standing deportation order
- Certain past criminal charges
- Considered a threat to the community or national security