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One of the most heartbreaking situations for immigrants and their loved ones is when an immigrant is arrested and placed in the removal proceedings in one of the detention centers by U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). This is the largest investigative agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
There are currently five Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Centers in Arizona. The Eloy and Florence detention facilities are within close driving distance to Phoenix and Tucson and have on-site court facilities.
Many immigrants remain in custody, pending the outcome of a judicial or legal proceeding, or to await removal back to the country of origin. Men and women in both facilities have been placed into custody for various immigration violations.
A Family Member Detained? Our Phoenix Bond Hearing Lawyers Can Help
Do you have a family member or loved one who has been detained by the police or federal authorities? Has he or she been detained for an immigration offense?
Your loved one may be at the risk of deportation from the U.S. So you may want to speak with experienced Phoenix lawyers specializing in bond hearings at Maria Jones Law Firm to learn about your options.
While the case proceeds, your loved one may be released against an immigration bond. Since such proceedings may continue for several weeks or months, it is advisable to seek expert legal counsel from attorneys specializing in deportation defense and bond hearings as soon as possible.
Our attorneys have many years of experience in helping foreign nationals and Green Card holders with their legal cases, including those involving:
- Unauthorized entry into the United States
- Inadmissibility issues
- Visa status violations
- Misdemeanor convictions
- Felony convictions
- Traffic infractions
- Visa status violations
If a friend or beloved family member of yours has been placed into detention, he or she has a right to obtain prompt legal representation. The Phoenix immigration lawyers at Maria Jones Law Firm have a well-earned reputation for helping those who seek freedom from detention.
Attorney Maria Jones and her aggressive attorneys can file dynamic and persuasive bond motions on your behalf, to help you a timely release from custody on minimum or reasonable bond. We assist many clients who are being held in ICE detention centers in Eloy and Florence, Arizona.
Our immigration lawyers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (602) 603-4032 to assist families of detained immigrants.
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Eligibility for Immigration Bond
A foreign national or lawful permanent resident who is detained by ICE is called a detainee. The detainee may qualify to be released on bond depending on his or her criminal and deportation history and current immigration status.
A detainee must establish that he or she does not pose a flight risk (i.e. he or she will return to the immigration court) and does not present a danger to society.
An immigration judge may also look at several other factors such as a detainee’s employment history, family ties in the country, participation in various community organizations, (financial) ability to pay an immigration bond.
A detainee generally cannot request a bond hearing if he or she:
- Is deemed by the judge to be an “arriving alien”;
- Has committed certain aggravated felonies; or
- s involved in terrorism or anti-government activities.
When you choose Maria Jones Law Firm, our team of immigration bond hearing lawyers in Phoenix, who are experienced in deportation/removal defense, will diligently collect and present evidence on your behalf. Our goal would be to address all critical immigration factors that an immigration judge may deem important in your case.
At your immigration bond hearing, the DHS may present evidence to establish in front of an immigration judge that you are a ‘flight risk’ or pose a threat to the community at large. This is why it is really important to have a skilled and experienced Phoenix bond hearings lawyer on your side at the hearing.
Even when you first contact Maria Jones and her team of immigration law experts for a free consultation, you will begin to understand the details of the detention process and whether your loved one is eligible for release. Our attorneys can explain your loved one’s rights, walk you through the complex process of detention, and work to defend their current immigration status.
It is possible that an individual is simply deemed ineligible for a bond. Or, a relatively higher bond may be issued in a specific case. In certain cases, an individual may have been placed on the no-bond list by the DHS, even when he or she meets various eligible requirements.
At a bond hearing, an immigration judge may reduce the bond for a detainee. Since the whole process is complex, it is important for detainees to work with experienced immigration bond lawyers in Phoenix.
Motion for Speedy Bond Hearing
Once our attorneys at Maria Jones Law Firm determine your eligibility for bond, we will file a Motion for Speedy Bond Hearing for you, and will schedule a hearing in front of the immigration judge.
During the hearing, our firm will present evidence to the judge that highlights your eligibility for bond, including your ties to family and community, proof of stable employment, property ownership, evidence of good moral character and your ability to pay the bond.
If bond is granted, it may be set for amounts ranging from between $1,500 to $20,000, and sometimes more depending on the Judge and submitted documents.
What Happens After Bond Is Granted?
After you pay the bond you will be released from detention. After the bond is posted, it acts as security. You must fulfill your obligations by attending all future court hearings. If for some reason you are unable to fulfill your obligations, your bond will be forfeited (turned over) to the court and you will not get the bond money back.
Obtaining the Help of an Arizona Deportation Defense Attorney
Immigrants who are detained in Eloy, Florence, or other ICE detention centers pending final court decisions are encouraged to contact Maria Jones Law Firm to receive prompt and competent legal representation. Recent data from the Katzmann Immigration Representation Study Group found that both detained and non-detained aliens who have legal representation in immigration court “fare far better than those without.”
We strive to help you through the stress of detention and ICE proceedings. We will utilize every deportation defense strategy to prevent possible deportation, including:
- Removal Defense – to help you stay in the United States
- Bond Hearings — to win your release from detention
- Immigration Appeals -– to overturn an adverse decision on appeal
- Voluntary Departure — to facilitate future legal re-entry into the country
A Full-Service Immigration & Criminal Defense Firm
As a full-service law firm, we at Maria Jones Law Firm are skilled in handling all types of criminal and immigration matters. We know every aspect of immigration laws and proceedings to help with issues such as adjustment of status, asylum, and removal defense. This diverse experience and our multi-faceted approach translate to better results.
We assist immigrants from all parts of the world, including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, China, Brazil, Haiti, Russia, the Philippines, and other countries. Our lead attorneys, associate attorneys, and legal assistants speak a combined total of six languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, and Haitian Creole.
Some people decide not to have a Phoenix immigration bond lawyer on their case simply because they worry about the cost. We understand that having a loved one in detention is traumatic enough. So, our law firm, dedicated to serve and protect the rights of immigrants aims to provide more affordable and flexible legal services for people dealing with such immigration cases.
Keep in mind that failure to retain legal representation for bond hearings in Arizona or elsewhere in the U.S. can be one of the costliest mistakes you make. We have seen countless cases where people end up spending a lot more in the long run when they fail to secure expert legal counsel early on.
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