Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Bonds and ICE Holds: Virginia Immigration Attorney

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is the agency under the United States Department of Homeland Security which is charged with the identification, investigation, and dismantling vulnerabilities of our nation's border and economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE is split up into 2 departments, HIS, or Homeland Security Investigations, and ERO, or Enforcement and Removal Operations. When an individual is held by ICE, they may be detained for a long period of time awaiting a judicial hearing or a removal from the United States. At the Virginia law offices of Fayad Law, PC, many of our clients have been detained by ICE due to an arrest by police, either local or state, which triggered an identification check that discovered the individual was either ordered to be removed from the United States in an immigration case, or an undocumented alien.

How to Prepare For Bond

If your loved one or someone you know is on an ICE hold, gather any immigration information or documents you can find, and consult with a qualified immigration attorney immediately. Often, the individual being detained could be eligible for a bond, which would allow them to be released from custody. It is very common for detainees to be moved from one jail facility to another several times during an ICE hold. The individual will eventually be in front of a judge who has the authority to release them if a bond is paid to the immigration court. However, without an attorney present at the hearing, it may be almost impossible to convince the judge to grant a bond. Even if the judge does grant a bond, it is extremely difficult for a layperson to find out about the bond, or where it must be posted. Information regarding ICE and its offices and telephone numbers are difficult to find, but a qualified immigration attorney who is familiar with the ICE detention process already has access to the proper contact information.

Contact our offices immediately if you have a friend or family member who needs help getting a bond to be released from an ICE hold. An immigration bond set by a judge is usually either $5,000 or $10,000. Contact us today for a free consultation.