Your loved one was recently detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You quickly get an immigration bond and wait for the hearing. At the hearing, your loved one agrees to voluntarily leave the country. However, he fails to do so. A year passes and the next thing that happens is you receive a letter in the mail. It says “Notice to Obligor to Deliver Alien.” What does that mean? Are you in trouble?
Let’s explain what this letter is and what it can mean. A Notice to Obligor to Deliver Alien, also known as an I-340 form, is an order from ICE sent to the person that posted an immigration bond on behalf of an immigrant. The notice tells the person that he/she must bring the immigrant before the court or an ICE officer.
You usually receive this order for a number of reasons, such as:
- A deportation order is to be executed
- The immigrant received a notice to appear before an immigration court
- An ICE officer is requesting a status interview
What happens if you fail to produce the immigrant? If you fail to follow the conditions of the I-340 notice, then you may be in serious trouble. Not only will the immigration bond be forfeited and your loved one will go back to detention but you may face arrest, especially in a situation as described above.
This is why it’s important to hire an experienced immigration bond company. Sometimes, the immigrant’s attorney is not aware of an I-340 being issued but as the one holding your bond, we will be informed. But since we keep in close contact with our clients as well as their attorneys, we are able to make sure all parties are aware of the situation and will work with you to make sure it’s resolved.
If you or a loved one is being detained by ICE and are in need of an immigration bond in the Houston area, we are ready to assist you. Contact the Houston immigration bond company Freedom Federal Bonding Agency today. Hablamos Espanol.