Let’s go to the beginning. As we’ve told you before, an immigration bond is used like a bail bond for those who are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These bonds are a guarantee that if you release the person from custody, that person will attend all hearings. However, these bonds can be risky because of the high risk of flight.
These bail bonds are also known as ICE Form I-352 and can be pretty daunting to fill out. It’s important to know that there are two main types of immigration bonds that you can apply for.
A delivery bond is issued to an individual as a Notice of Custody Conditions and Warrant of Arrest. The bond is like an insurance note – this assures the court that the detainee will show up to any future court dates. What happens is the judge will set a bond amount depending on the severity of the crime the detainee is accused of. And once the bond is posted, the detainee is released for a temporary time. If the detainee fails to show up for his/her mandatory court day, the bond is forfeited and the person will return to ICE detention.
It’s important to note that not everyone is eligible for a delivery bond. You need to meet certain qualifications for your release and if the judge believes that you don’t meet these standards, you won’t get a bond.
Voluntary Departure Bonds
A voluntary departure bond is granted by a judge to an individual who has agreed to leave the country at his/her own expensive within a specific time period. This type of bond can be granted before removal proceedings take place or before they have been completed. It’s a guarantee that the detainee plans to leave the United States within an agreed timeframe. Failure to do so, then like a delivery bond, the voluntary departure bond is forfeited and the detainee will face more legal woes.
If your loved one is being detained by ICE and you need one of these bonds, let us help. Contact a Houston immigration bail bondsman at Freedom Federal Bonding Agency now.