Immigration issues have been in the news over the past few years, specifically tensions at the U.S. - Mexico border. However, there are many aspects to how the immigration process works. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that administers our country’s naturalization and immigration system. The U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a bureau of the DHS that targets illegal immigrants, particularly those who promote terrorism and other criminal activities. In some cases, foreigners may enter our country illegally without following the proper procedures. When illegal immigrants are detained by ICE, they are given a Notice to Appear (NTA) as part of the deportation/removal process and officials decide whether to set or deny an immigration bond .
What Is an Immigration Bond?
An immigration bond is a type of measure used to secure the release of an individual living unlawfully within the United States from the custody of the DHS. Immigration bonds are used for Green Card holders or undocumented immigrants who are detained by ICE agents and awaiting the results of their case.
Similar to an insurance contract, the bond is what the USCIS requires as a guarantee that someone will attend all of his or her immigration hearings. If an individual misses one hearing, he or she risks being deported without the opportunity to ask a judge for permission to stay in the United States....