Is there bail available for immigrants in detention?

Asked almost 3 years ago - Hobbs, NM

We have a family friend who we recently found out is here illegally. He's a great guy, and we're wondering if bail is possible.

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  1. Stephen D Aarons

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . It all depends upon why he is in jail and whether there is an immigration hold by ICE. With an ICE hold he is held without bond until his immigration hearing, probably in El Paso, Texas. If he is in jail on another matter and ICE has not put a detainer on him for wrongful entry in the US, then you should post bond as quickly as possible before ICE finds out.

    The jail should be able to tell you what is holding him and how much the bond is.

  2. Robert West

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . If he is not subject to mandatory detention, bond is available most of the time.

  3. Neil Ian Fleischer


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . I agree with both attorneys
    Bond is available unless he is subject to mandatory detention. An attorney could figure if mandatory detention is the case

    Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 Note: Neil Fleischer is an attorney licensed in the State... more
  4. Wolf W Kaufmann

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . It is called bond and it is often available, but not in all cases. You should talk to an immigration attorney.

    Wolf W. Kaufmann
    Southern California Immigration Attorney

    No client-attorney relationship is being created by this posting. Please contact an attorney with questions about your case.

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