Basics on ICE and Immigration Bail Bonds, Part 2

ICE immigration bail bonds
Basics on ICE and Immigration Bail Bonds, Part 1
October 4, 2019
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Basics on ICE and Immigration Bail Bonds, Part 2

ICE immigration bail bonds

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics involved with immigration bail bonds. These bonds are issued by ICE or immigration judges to those who have been detained for violating US immigration laws, and there are a few different types to be aware of.

At Beehive Bail Bonds, we offer a wide range of bail bond services available 24/7 to our clients. If you or a loved one is involved in any such situation, contact our bail bondsmen immediately to learn what we can do for you. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over one type of immigration bond we didn’t cover in part one, plus look at how immigration bonds are paid and whether obtaining one is truly worth it for those in this situation.

Order of Supervision Bond

In some cases, those who have been detained for violating immigration laws will be given (or will already have) a deportation order. This means they are being sent back to their home country sometime in the near future.

In these situations, the person in question needs time to obtain their passport, their family and other details before returning to their home country. This is what the order of supervision bond is for – it’s generally given to those with a child or another family member in the US, or other important ties that offer a legitimate reason for them to remain here for a short period before deportation. Those on this bond type are required to report to an ERO office to check in every so often.

How to Pay and Post Immigration Bonds

One important note on all immigration bond types: They must be filed and paid for by a legal US citizen. There are two payment formats available for an immigration bond:

  • Cash bond: In some cases, a friend or family member of the person being detailed will be able to pay ICE the full bond amount. This is the preferable option where possible, because all this money will be retuned so long as the detainee attends their hearings and follows other directives.
  • Surety bond: When there isn’t enough cash on hand to pay the bond in full, you can work with one of our bond agents to get a surety bond that’s usually charged at between 15 and 20 percent of the full amount.

Is Posting an Immigration Bond Worth It?

Some who have been detained by ICE may be wondering whether it’s worth their time and expense to arrange an immigration bond. The answer is almost always yes – obtaining a bond and release allows one to arrange the details of their case in a more specific manner with their attorney, plus offers them time to spend with their family before a hearing or possible deportation.

For more on immigration bail bonds, or to learn about any of our bond services, speak to the staff at Beehive Bail Bonds today.