August 24, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Immigration Bond?

There are only a handful of ways that a person can be released from an immigration detention center. Release on an immigration bond, release on AN ANKLE MONITOR, release on an order of supervision, RELEASE ON THEIR OWN RECOGNIZANCE and THE BEST CASE SCENARIO, termination of REMOVAL proceedings.

An Immigration Bond is an amount of money set by Immigration and Customs Enforcement or by an immigration judge. The FULL amount must be paid. This ensures the detainees’ appearance FOR ALL REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS.

How to get an Immigration Bond?

Immigration bonds are granted by either Immigration or Customs Enforcement or by an immigration judge. Either party sets the bond amount to ensure the immigrant’s appearance at ALL OF THEIR REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS. Once the bond amount is set, that amount must be given to the ICE detention facility or field office.

Here is an example… if ICE sets a bond of $5,000 and the detainee’s family posts that amount at an ICE field office, then the person will be released. ICE will return the $5000 if the ex-detainee shows up for all IMMIGRATION REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS. If they miss ANY DEMAND SET FORTH BY HOMELAND SECURITY WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE I 352 BOND CONTRACT, then the $5000 will be forfeited.

You Need Freedom Federal Bonding Agency…
1. If you do not have the total amount of the bond in cash.
2. You do not understand the immigration bond process.
3. You do not understand the immigration bond procedures.
4. You would like the detained person released the same day or quickly as possible.
5. You want to pay the lowest price available for the immigration bond.

The experienced agents at Freedom Federal Bonding Agency will ensure the quickest release possible at the lowest cost available.

How do I find out if and where a person is being detained, or if they have a bond?

You can contact our office as soon as you believe your friend or family member has been detained and we will begin the investigation into his/her status immediately and usually have a response within 24 hours.

How soon after a person is taken into custody can I bond them out?

When a person is taken into custody they must appear at a bond hearing where their bond amount will be set. This is usually done within 2-5 days after they are processed into custody.

What personal information about the person being detained do I need to know?

The more information you have about the detainee the better. We suggest you try to have the person’s full name, date of birth, alien number, and country of origin.

Do I need to hire an attorney to post the bond?

You do not need to hire an attorney unless we find out that the detainee was not given a bond, has had prior problems, or is being held as a witness or for any other reason without bond.

How much do I have to pay for them to be released?

In most cases we do not require full payment of the bond amount. Please contact our office immediately to inquire about payment options.

Why do you charge more than 10%?

We charge more than 10% because an Immigration bond is a federal bond. These bonds differ from a city or county bond and are not charged at the same rate.

Do I have to put up any collateral?

Your bond application will be reviewed and, based on a variety of criteria, we will determine your collateral options and explain them to you.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, cashiers check, money order, debit/bank cards, and all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), as well as Western Union Quick Collect.

Do I have to complete any paperwork?

We will provide you with a bond application that must be filled out and notarized. The complete process can be explained to you further upon contacting our office.

Do I have to go to your office to complete the process?

You do not need to come to our office to complete the bond process. All procedures can be handled via telefax.

How long will it take for them to be released?

In most cases we can post the bond and have your friend or family member released within 24 hours.

If the person is detained in a city where I’m not from how will they get home?

We will provide you with the necessary information and options to set up travel arrangements before their release.

What steps should I follow after they are released?

You will be advised of your responsibilities and procedures to follow when you are working towards the release of your friend or family members with one of our trained and caring staff members.

What steps should they follow after they are released?

Immediately upon being released he/she should contact our office and they will be assisted by one of our trained and caring staff members who can get them started on the right path and answer any questions they may have.

Can I call you if I have questions even after the person is released?

We recommend that you do not hesitate to call us at any time. We are here to make this process easy for you. With over 60 combined years of experience we will be here to assist you at any time with any question you may have.