If the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detains you, you may suffer separation from your work, family, and the life you know. You may be held until you get a trial before an immigration court. The court can order you removed directly from detention. It is a tense time where you are isolated and alone.
Immigration bonds are a way of getting out of detention and preparing your immigration case on your terms and living freely while waiting for your hearing. ICE sets the initial immigration bond. If ICE refuses to set a bond for you, or if you want a lower bond, you can seek a redetermination before an Immigration Judge. Once your bond is set either by ICE or the judge, the bond is then paid by someone for you to get out of detention. Without your bond being paid, you will stay in detention until trial. With a paid bond, you can get your life back and work towards a better defense.
Sometimes, these bonds can be pricey. Depending on the judge and the particulars of your case, your bond could cost $5000 or more. Many do not have the ability to pay $5000 or more, which is why many detained immigrants seek a bond reduction to prevent being held until trial.
There are alternatives for procuring funds, including reducing bonds. The attorneys of Salmon-Haas can help work with you towards reducing a bond. These attorneys are experienced in immigration law, which gives them the legal knowledge on how to manage issues such as reducing bonds.