If an individual has been taken into custody, s/he is generally allowed to apply for bond as long as s/he is not an arriving alien, criminal, or terrorist. Once in custody, Immigration & Customs Enforcement will either release a person on their own recognizance or set a bond. The level of the bond and the nature of custody will be determined at a bond hearing before an Immigration Judge.
During this hearing, the Court reviews factors such as:
- Reason for detention
- Family ties in the U.S.
- Criminal background
- Financial situation
- Good moral character
If released, an individual is still expected to appear for any and all Immigration Court dates.
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