When the Immigration Court Releases Immigrants on Bond

When the Immigration Court Releases Immigrants on Bond

When Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) detains individuals for the purposes of deportation proceedings, about one-half to two-thirds of those individuals remain incarcerated in ICE detention centers throughout their immigration court cases. Due to the continuing increased backlog of deportation cases and long waits between court dates, these individuals can be incarcerated for months at a time, unless immigration officials permit them to be released on bond. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University has compiled data over the last 20 years on those immigrants who are facing deportation, but who posted bond and were released. On the whole, only a small number of those immigrants released on bond fail to show up for their subsequent immigration court hearings. Additionally, most of the immigrants released on bond prevail in their immigration court proceedings and found to be not deportable. For instance, in the fiscal year 2015, only 14% of the immigrants released on bond failed to appear at their court hearing. Likewise, 68% of those individuals released on bond won their immigration cases and were not deported from the U.S. Given the many months that immigrants, including women and their children, may be held at an ICE detention center pending their deportation proceedings, this data indicates that allowing these individuals to post bond would be appropriate in many circumstances. Not only does being free on bond allow immigrants to spend precious time with other family members in the U.S. and take care of their affairs in case of deportation, but it would result in only a minimal number of no-shows at subsequent immigration court hearings. Furthermore, since the majority of individuals who post bond ultimately win their deportation cases, it makes sense to allow these individuals to continue their lives in the United State pending their immigration court proceedings. The California deportation defense lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., know how to help when you or a family members has been detained by ICE. We fight for the rights of detained individuals and immigrants charged with deportation on a daily basis. We have the knowledge and experience that is necessary to success in deportation defense cases. In these cases, we obtain the evidence necessary to support your claims for relief, no matter what the basis may be. We know how the complex U.S. immigration system works. Contact us today to schedule.
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