The immigration bond serves as bail paid by another person with the purpose to release the detainee from immigration detention. This other person posting the bond can be any person with lawful, legal status in the United States or a 3rd party commonly referred to as bondsman. Here it might help to understand that the bond does not mean that now all problems will be out of the way and the detained would automatically be able to stay in the United States.

It is also important to know that if the bond is made directly with ICE it must be paid 100% in a cash equivalent, such as by cashier’s check. Personal checks are not accepted.

The bail for immigration is for the purpose that the detained can get out of detention while the immigration case itself will still be decided by a judge. The immigration bonds help guarantee that the person released from detention will show up for court hearings and report to immigration officials when asked to do so.

While not a guarantee in any form for the actual outcome of the immigration case, the bail for immigration certainly helps to ease the stress a lengthy immigration case can often bring with it. It will be easier for the non-citizen to seek further legal help as well, as opposed to being detained in an ICE detention facility. If a bond cannot be made or the alien has been found non-eligible, conceding the ICE allegations should be considered since a quick removal from the United States is usually the better alternative as opposed to being detained.