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"I have a relative detained at the detention center. How can I get them out?"


A foreign national may be kept in custody, released on bond for a minimum of $1500, or released on conditional parole into the community. Immigration Bond is set by an immigration judge at the Tacoma Detention Center. The amount is based on whether the immigration judge believes the detainee will appear for court (if he or she is released) and whether the detainee poses a danger to the community. Immigration bond amounts increase based on the immigration judge's determination of a detainee's flight risk and danger to the community. 


Our immigration attorney has been doing immigration bond hearings at the Tacoma Detention Center for years and will work with you to secure the lowest immigration bond possible!


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There are some detainees who are ineligible for bond: "Persons Subject to Mandatory Detention"

 

Foreign nationals with certain types of criminal history or subject to mandatory detention, which means they cannot be released pending removal proceedings, even if they are permanent residents. Pursuant to INA236(c)(1), the following persons are subject to mandatory detention:


  • Those who are inadmissible by reason of having committed any offense covered in INA212(a)(2) (criminal inadmissibility grounds)
  • Those who are deportable by reason of having committed any offense covered in INA237(a)(2)(A)(ii) (Multiple crimes of moral turpitude), 237(a)(2)(A)(iii) (Aggravated felonies), 237(a)(2)(B) (Controlled substances), 237(a)(2)(C) (Certain firearms offenses), or 237(a)(2)(D) (miscellaneous espionage and sabotage crimes).
  • Those who are deportable under INA 237 (a)(2)(A)(i) (one Crime involving moral turpitude) If the individual was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of at least one year.
  • Those who are inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(B) (terrorist activities) Or deportable under INA237 (a)(4)(B) (terrorist activities). After passage of the Real ID Act, 45 which expanded the definitions of"Engaged in terrorist activity" and "terrorist organization," As well as background of deportability at INA 237(a)(4)(B), More individuals potentially are subject to removal, and thus, mandatory detention, under these grounds.


Individuals who fall under these mandatory detention provisions must be taken into detention when released from their criminal sentence on parole, supervised release, or probation.

Moreover, person subject to mandatory detention still may be released if the AG decides that release from custody is necessary to provide protection to a witness or potential witness, a person cooperating with an investigation into a major criminal activity, or an immediate family member of such person. However, before any release takes place the AG must also decide that person subject to mandatory detention will not pose a danger to the safety of other persons or property, and are likely to appear for any scheduled proceeding.


Other detainees who are ineligible for immigration bond-Arriving aliens


The immigration judge also does not have jurisdiction to consider release from detention for arriving aliens in removal proceedings. Arriving aliens are those applicants for admission who are either trying to enter the United States at a port of entry or are interdicted at sea and brought the United States.


Other foreign nationals in custody and subject to INA 240 proceedings, besides arriving aliens and those subject to mandatory detention, may request custody redetermination hearings (bond hearings) before the immigration judge. This includes individuals, other than arriving aliens, who initially were placed in expedited removal but who subsequently passed credible fear interviews and replaced in removal proceedings.



Certain individuals ineligible for a bond hearing before an Immigration Judge may be eligible for parole. There are varying standards depending on the circumstances. The parole request is made to the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office, not the Immigration Court at the Tacoma Detention Center. Parole is discretionary and parole practices vary greatly from detention center to detention center.

Tacoma immigration attorney
Defensa de Deportacion/Remocion, Audiencia de Fianza de Inmigracion
IMMIGRATION BOND AGENTS *
(companies who may be able to help you pay the bond set by an Immigration Judge)


*this list is not exhaustive, nor does our law office endorse or recommend any of the listed companies. 

Information provided on this website is designed to give you a good understanding of the basics of immigration and some of the options you may have. Some people will be able to use the site and other resources to make some rudimentary filings on their own. Please beware, however, that immigration law is amazingly complicated, and it constantly changes with new statutes from Congress, regulations, procedures, and policy directives from numerous federal agencies, and decisions from judicial and administrative courts.
 
A superficial knowledge of immigration law can be more dangerous to you, your employees, your relatives, or your friends than none at all if you think you can use it to go handle an immigration case with any complexity. This site is no substitute for the knowledge and skill of an experienced immigration lawyer who is keeping up with current developments. Realize also that it is unlawful in most or all U.S. states for a non-lawyer to provide advice in immigration law to others (even concerning which form to use for what process), because of the serious damage a non-lawyer can do.

To discuss your immigration needs, call us today for a consultation with Noelle Sharp, Tacoma immigration attorney 

at: 253-254-5298

or click here for our "contact us" form.