Greer Bond Hearings Lawyers
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Many people scheduled to appear in immigration court will be detained by U.S. Immigrant Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and detained in advance of their hearing. This can be traumatic for the persons involved, as not only will they be imprisoned, but they will also be separated from their loved ones. In many cases, persons awaiting an immigration court hearing will be detained until a decision has been reached in their case, meaning they will be in detention for months or even years.
How Bond Hearings Can Help Detainees
Most people detained in connection with an immigration court hearing will have a bond set by ICE agents. The minimum bond for persons in removal proceedings is set at $1,500, but the amount can also be significantly higher at the discretion of the agents who process the detention. If a bond is posted, the detainee will be permitted to leave detention so long as they continue to show up for scheduled hearings in immigration court.
This allows them to continue living with their families while their case is adjudicated. Many times, the bond amount will greatly exceed what the individual and their family is able to pay and could even be exorbitantly excessive. This keeps persons hoping to reunite with their families in detention for the duration of their case – and, if they are ultimately removed, quite a while longer.
In these situations, an experienced attorney can help get you and your loved ones relief through a bond hearing filed with the Board of Immigrant Appeals (BIA). A bond hearing enables your legal representation to argue a bond is set unfairly high and therefore adjust it to a more reasonable amount. Different strategies specific to your situation can be used to argue your case to the BIA.
Our Greer immigration attorneys can argue you deserve a lower bond as a result of your:
- Family members suffering from your continued detainment
- Minimal or nonexistent criminal record
- Positive role in your community
- Positive employment history in the U.S.
- Ability to reasonably pay the bond