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Attorneys for Immigrants Place on ICE Holds In North Carolina

Has someone you love been detained by the Department of Homeland Security or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? If so, he or she is likely to be placed in a detention facility that is, for all intents and purposes, a jail before and during proceedings for his or her removal from the United States. The removal process can take many months, or even years, so it is important to contact an immigration bond attorney as soon as your loved one has been detained.

At Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, our compassionate immigration bond lawyers know what you are going through when a family member is in government custody over immigration matters. We understand that such a situation can be chaotic and confusing, and we will do everything we can to get your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible. With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, we are equipped to help you and your family during a difficult time.

What Is an Immigration Bond?

When a foreign national is detained by U.S. immigration officials, ICE or an immigration judge will usually set a bond amount that must be secured in order for the detained individual to be released. The amount of the bond will usually depend on the severity of the reasons for the person's detention, as well as the likelihood that he or she will appear as required for the ongoing proceedings. In some cases, bond will be denied altogether, and the person will remain in detention until the proceedings are complete.

A foreign national may be detained for a variety of reasons, including attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. Detention is also possible if the foreign citizen commits a crime or overstays an expired non-immigrant visa. A person could also be detained at the point of entry if he or she has no visa and no legal basis for seeking entry to the United States. In such a case, the detainee may need to prove that he or she has a credible fear of persecution if forced to return home in order to be eligible for a detention bond.

Getting an Immigration Bond

For the first few days after an individual is detained, ICE typically maintains jurisdiction over the case. This means that the request for a bond at this stage will go to the ICE official or office in charge. Once the case moves into immigration court for removal proceedings, the immigration judge will be responsible for issuing any bonds. When a bond is requested from the judge, a hearing is required so the judge can hear arguments from both sides. It is up to the detainee and his or her attorney to show that he or she is not a flight risk or a danger to the community. Other factors that the judge will consider include the detainee's community and family ties in the U.S., employment record, financial resources, time of residence in the U.S., past immigration violations, and the severity of the violation for which he or she is being held.

When you choose the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC to help with your loved one's immigration bond, we will go right to work in analyzing the situation. If the case is still with ICE, we will get in touch with ICE officials to negotiate the terms of a reasonable bond. In many cases, this option is easier than going through a full bond hearing. However, we are also prepared to help you build a compelling case to present at the bond hearing as well. Our goal is to get your loved one out of detention and back with family as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Schedule a Free Consultation

For more information about immigration bond hearings and how our firm can help you and your family, contact our office. Call 1-844-YO-PELEO or 919-989-3000 for a free, confidential consultation at the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC today. We serve clients in Raleigh, Wake County, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Smithfield, Johnston County, and throughout the surrounding areas. Hablamos Espanol.

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