Show Evidence of Local Family Ties
It is important to show that the detainee has local family to support him or her. To show this, present copies of birth certificates or marriage certificates of all family members to include spouses, parents, children, and siblings. It is also a good idea to present letters from family members to show that the family needs the detainee's support. It's not a bad idea to present a good, high quality family photo.
Show Evidence of Community Ties
To further show that the detainee is not a flight risk, present evidence of property ties or place of residence. Ownership of real estate is the best evidence to show the court. However, one can also show a copy of a long-term lease agreement with the detainee's name on the lease.
Show Evidence of Employment
If the detainee has a job, present evidence of employment. This also supports the idea that the detainee is not a flight risk. For example, one can present pay stubs, W-2s, and employment letters.
Show Evidence of Rehabilitation and Reform
If applicable, when there are prior crimes, it is good to show the court that the detainee has reformed and/or has rehabilitated himself. For example, one can present letters from counselors or letters from pastors. Another example could be a certificate of completion for an AA program.
Show Evidence of Financial Ability to Pay the Bond
Since the immigration judge is assessing whether to release the detainee, it is important to show evidence of financial ability to pay the bond. For example, one can show bank account statements or promissory letters from friends or family.