All About Immigration Bonds

In many ways, an Immigration Bond is similar to a “Bail Bond”.  An Immigration Bond will secure the release of an undocumented person from immigration custody with the guarantee that the conditions of the Immigration Bond are met.  The United States Department of Homeland Security (aka DHS) through the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are the federal agencies that are responsible for detention and enforcement of immigration-related issues.

Different Types of Immigration Bonds

Delivery Bond – a delivery bond is the most common type of Immigration bond. Sometimes, a detainee may be required to appear before an immigration official for a hearing.  This process can take an extended period of time (often years).  In many cases, the Department of Homeland Security will allow a detained person to post a Delivery Bond to secure release from custody.  The Delivery Bond guarantees the DHS that the person will appear for all scheduled hearings.  If the person does not appear for his hearing, the surety is subject to forfeiture of the full amount of the Delivery Bond.

Voluntary Departure Bond – is required for foreign visitors when they arrive into the United States and apply for permission to enter the U.S. as non-immigrants.  The purpose of the Voluntary Departure Bond is to provide assurances that the bonded person will voluntarily depart from the U.S. before a specified date.  It is common for Delivery Bonds (mentioned above) to be transferred to Voluntary Departure Bonds.  The Voluntary Departure Bond is canceled when the surety provides proof that the bonded person has departed the U.S. before the specified date.  Also, the bond is canceled if the Federal Government detains/deports the immigrant.

Public Charge Bond – is utilized to ensure that an admitted undocumented immigrant does not accept public assistance (such as welfare monies or food stamps).  The Public Charge Bond obligations remain in force until; 1) Permanent departure from the U.S. of the bonded immigrant; 2) Naturalization of the bonded person; 3) Death of the bonded immigrant.  If the immigrant accepts any prohibited public assistance, the bond will be forfeited, and the surety will be required to pay the full face amount of the bond.

Supervision Bond – often, delays occur when a detained/jailed undocumented person has been issued a final order of removal from the United States.  Perhaps, the receiving country has decided that they don’t want to accept the detainee.  During the waiting period, the detainee may gain temporary release from jail utilizing a Supervision Bond.  The Supervision Bond guarantees to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that the detainee will follow the precise instructions of the Supervision Bond contract.  If the undocumented person breaches any portion of the agreement, the surety may be subject to a breach and may be required to pay the bond penalty.

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