Bond Hearings

Being detained by U.S. immigration officers ? most likely from the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE -- is a frightening experience for anyone. Getting out of the detention facility and back home with family is typically a top priority.

One way to get out of detention quickly is to pay a bond. A bond is an amount of money that will allow a person to be released from detention, but gives the court assurance that the person will continue to appear for future court proceedings. If, after paying a bond and being released, you do not appear for future court hearings, the bond will be revoked and the U.S. government will keep the money. If you appear at all hearings and comply with all court orders (including an order to leave the country, if necessary), whoever paid the bond will receive the money back.