Should I get an immigration attorney to ask for a bond?
Just the other day we received a phone call from a family member who is currently detained at one of the detention facilities here in the United States. One of the questions that came up was, “Should I get an immigration attorney to help us get a bond?” Our answer to that question is, yes, you definitely should— for two reasons.
First of all, if you are going to ask ICE for an administrative bond, ICE won’t even communicate to the family members in many cases; they will only communicate with an immigration attorney who will then try to negotiate a bond. If the case is in front of the immigration judge, you only get one opportunity to ask for a bond, and the responsibility to prove eligibility – not a danger to the community and not a flight risk – the responsibility to prove those two things is on the person asking for the bond. Also, there is a highly skilled, highly trained attorney that represents the Department of Homeland Security whose job it is to prove to the judge that the judge should not enter a bond or, in the alternative, enter a very high expensive bond.
Should you get an immigration attorney? You absolutely should. If you have any questions about immigration bonds or any other immigration matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions.
Do you or your loved one need help with immigration related legal matters and have questions about hiring a lawyer for an immigration bond? Contact our experienced New York immigration lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.