If you or a loved one is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), you may be able to post a bond and be released from the immigration detention center in which you are being held. Posting a bond can allow you to remain in your community with your family during your deportation proceedings, which can take months, and even years. There are exceptions, however, to an immigrant’s ability to post bond. For instance, some immigrants may be subject to mandatory detention, which means that they must remain in immigration custody until their deportation proceedings are over. You may be subject to mandatory detention if you previously have been convicted of a crime of “moral turpitude” or a drug-related offense. You will also likely be considered subject to mandatory detention if you previously have been subject to a previous deportation order. In these situations, you may not be able to post an immigration bond. If you are given the opportunity to post bond, ICE will determine the amount of your bond. If the bond is so high that you and your family cannot afford to pay it, then you typically are entitled to a hearing in front of an immigration judge to request a lower bond. If you can prove to the judge that you are not a flight risk or a danger to the community, then the judge may agree to allow you post a lower bond. Aside from our firm’s tips on the practical and legal aspects of posting bond when detained at an immigrant detention center, it is our goal to provide you with the assistance that you need. Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. is an Oakland immigration law firm who has dedicated its practice to protecting the interests of immigrants who are seeking to remain in the U.S. and facing potential deportation. We are prepared to build the strongest case possible in order to defend you against deportation. Contact us today to set up your legal consultation and discover what assistance we can offer to you and your family.