Immigration Bond Hearings
In 2015, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 119,772 non-U.S. citizens. Of those arrested, 19,723 undocumented aliens, visa holders, and legal permanent residents were released from custody, leaving more than 100,000 people in custody. When a friend or family member is arrested by ICE, the first concern is whether they are entitled to a bond.
ICE assigns deportation officers to every detainee’s case. The deportation officer makes the determination as to bond based on the facts of the case, the detainee’s prior criminal record, and applicable law. Some detainees require mandatory detention while others will be entitled to a bond.
Bond is a crucial stage of immigration proceedings. Not only is it important to the detainee to be released to his home and family, it is important to the attorney as well. Almost any form of immigration relief will be easier to obtain if the client is released, because the client will be better equipped to aid the attorney with the defense. In addition, attorneys are generally given more time to contest the deportation if their client is not in custody rather than in custody.
Immigration Bond Attorney in Miami, FL
If your friend or family member does not have a bond or you are interested in attempting to get the bond reduced, contact Hubbs Law today. You can immediately speak to our experienced immigration attorney, E.J. Hubbs, about the possibility of filing a motion for bond or a reduction in bond.
E.J. Hubbs will first attempt to contact the deportation officer handling the case. Sometimes it is possible for the deportation office to grant a bond or reduce the bond without the need to go to court. Other times, the case will need be set for a bond hearing.
Hubbs Law handles all types of immigration cases, including bond hearings, for clients living in Miami-Dade County, Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, Kendall, Homestead, Doral, South Miami, and North Miami, as well as other cities and areas in the Greater Miami Area.
Contact Hubbs Law at (305) 615-5945
today for a free consultation to immediately speak with an attorney who will honestly discuss the facts of your case and be able to give legal advice on your best course of future action.
Krome Detention Center, in Miami, FL
If a person is arrested by ICE in Miami, Florida, he or she will be brought to the Krome Detention Facility at 18201 SW 12th St., Miami, FL 33194. Krome is the only detention facility for immigration detainees in Miami, with a capacity of approximately 600 people. When the Krome facility is full, ICE will use an additional detention facility in Broward County, the Broward Transitional Center.
You can find out if your friend or relative is detained at Krome by calling (305) 207-2100 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. You will need to have the individual’s biographical information ready, including his or her name, date of birth, and country of birth.
Friends and family members are allowed to visit Krome detainees seven (7) days a week, but must schedule an appointment in advance, for a maximum of one hour. Visitors are required to present a government-issued ID in order to enter the facility.
Bonds at Krome Detention Center, in Miami, FL
If you want to know if a friend or family member who has been taken to the Knome Detention Center has been granted a bond, call (305) 207-2100 and ask to speak to the Deportation Officer handling the case. You will provide the officer with the full legal name of the detainee and also know his or her “A number.”
If the detainee has a bond, the bond can be posted at 18201 SW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33194, on Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. only. The person paying the bond money must show proof of identity and lawful immigration status. Bonds can be processed by cashier’s check or money order made out to the “U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”
Immigration Bond Hearings in Miami, FL
At a bond hearing, an immigration judge may weigh many factors including, but not limited to:
- The amount of time the detainee has lived in the United States
- The detainee’s family members in the United States who are citizens
- The detainee’s employment history
- The detainee’s prior criminal history
- The detainee’s prior orders of deportation, if any
- The risk the detainee will abscond or fail to appear to court
- The risk the detainee will pose a danger to other persons or property if released, and
- Whether the detainee is a national security risk
It is crucial that you have an experienced attorney prepare a written bond motion arguing the positive facts in your friend or family member’s case. Bond motions should attach significant supporting documentation to corroborate the information alleged in the motion. Most judges allow only one motion for bond, which makes it essential to handle it properly.
The minimum bond allowed under federal law is $1,500. There is no maximum bond. Therefore, it might be a good idea to hire an attorney for the bond hearing because it could save you thousands of dollars if the bond is reduced.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — Find information about Miami's Krome Detention Center, contact information, visiting hours, bond information, and more.
U.S. Department of Justice — Find information about the immigration court at Miami's Krome Detention Center.
Evolution of the Krome Detention Center — Read an informative Miami Herald article that traces the history of Miami's Krome Detention Center from its origins as a Cold War base to its current role as an immigration detention facility.
Find an Attorney for an Immigration Bond Hearings in Miami, FL
If you have a friend or a family member in Miami-Dade County who is seeking an immigration bond, you should contact Hubbs Law immediately. Bond motions are a crucial stage of immigration proceedings and hiring a qualified and experienced attorney can make the difference between your loved one coming home or staying in custody.
E.J. Hubbs represents immigration clients in Miami and throughout Miami-Dade County, including Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Kendall, Miami Beach, North and South Miami, Homestead, and anywhere else in the area.
At Hubbs Law, your first consultation is always free. Our experienced attorney will discuss all aspects of your case with you and inform you of any immigration relief that might be applicable to your friend or family member in his or her particular case. Call (305) 615-5945
today to schedule your initial consultation.