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San Diego Immigration Bond Attorney

Remove an ICE Hold & Get Out of Immigration Custody

Being released on an immigration bond is still possible but it has gotten more difficult under this new administration and their immigration policies. However, with careful preparation, our office can help remove the ICE hold and obtain an affordable bond. We are committed and passionate immigration advocates with the type of experience needed to present the legal argument and type of evidence needed to secure your freedom from immigration custody.

Contact the skilled San Diego immigration bond lawyer at Rodriguez Law Firm.

What Is a Bond Hearing?

Current case law created by the Board of Immigration Appeals requires that the respondent has the burden to prove eligibility for a bond. The regulations state that, “the alien must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the officer that such release would not pose a danger to property or persons, and that the alien is likely to appear for any future proceeding.”

Most people are familiar with the word "bail" and how the bail process works in criminal court. An immigration bond is similar to the state’s bail process but with some important differences. One of the biggest challenges is convincing an immigration judge that the non-citizen detainee is not a flight risk, despite the lack of family ties. Another difference is that under immigration laws, not everyone detainee is entitled to a bond during deportation proceedings.

What to Expect From an Immigration Bond Hearing

If a non-citizen is detained because of their illegal status, several different things can happen.

  • ICE initially determines whether the non-citizen is eligible for an immigration bond
  • If ICE does not agree to a bond, then the alien will need to ask for a bond redetermination hearing
  • The person will then go before an immigration judge and present a motion with supporting documents in hopes of convincing the judge give bond
  • The court will focus on whether or not the non-citizen is a flight risk and a danger to the community

The bond helps assure the court that the non-citizen will return to court and not flee or harm others while released from custody. In many cases, the non-citizen will need an experienced attorney to present the legal and factual arguments required by the court to secure a bond.

Factors for Discretionary Release on Bond

The following factors are reviewed by ICE and the judge when determining if the non-citizen’s request for bond will be granted:

  • Does the non-citizen person have a criminal history?
  • Are there any prior immigration violations?
  • Did non-citizen attempt to flee or escape from immigration officials?
  • Did the non-citizen miss prior court appearances?
  • Does the non-citizen have family members that live in the U.S., with whom they would live with if released?
  • Does the non-citizen have community ties?
  • How long has the non-citizen been in the United States?
  • Are there any potential immigration reliefs available to the non-citizen, such as asylum or cancellation of removal?
  • Does the non-citizen have an ability to pay bond?
  • Are there any other humanitarian factors, such as the non-citizen’s own medical or mental health conditions?

If you are in custody and in removal proceedings, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with our San Diego firm. Rodriguez Law Firm's attorneys have used their experience with bond hearings to help many clients secure a bond and get out of ICE custody. A consultation with our attorney will give you a better understand the bond process and what the judge will focus on during the bond hearing.

Call (619) 332-1703 to schedule a consultation with the skilled immigration bond lawyer at Rodriguez Law Firm.

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    John R. Rodriguez

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    John R. Rodriguez is a San Diego trial attorney with the experience that will make a difference in your criminal or immigration case. His combined experience as a trial lawyer, former police officer, and private investigator has culminated into a successful legal career with a proven track record that his clients can rely on. He began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney defending Latino immigrants arrested in communities throughout Napa, Solano, and Contra Costa Counties for 15 years ...

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