Detention & Bond

Detention & Bond


If you are being held in immigration detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Gardner Gordon can come to your aid. We understand that this is a frightening time for you and your family. We can visit you in detention — either in person or virtually — and work towards getting you released on an immigration bond.

What Is an Immigration Bond?

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) determines an amount of money that the detained individual must pay to be released from detention. This is called an immigration bond. In exchange, the bonded individual agrees to appear in court. If the bonded individual attends all required legal proceedings, the bond money will be returned. However, if they flee or fail to attend, they forfeit the bond money.

Am I Eligible for Bond?

Most individuals are eligible for bond. However, some are subject to mandatory detention if they have committed certain serious crimes, and will not be eligible for release.

If you have been convicted of any of the following crimes, you will not be eligible for an immigration bond:

  • Aggravated felony

  • Crimes of moral turpitude, which are defined loosely, but typically refer to murder, rape, spousal or child abuse, kidnapping, robbery, and other similar crimes

  • Suspected of terrorism

  • Possession of controlled substances (excepting 30 grams or less of marijuana)

If you are ineligible for bond because of a criminal conviction, our removal defense team will not hesitate to aggressively protect your best interests.

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Case Results

Results That Speak for Themselves
  • Received Certificate of Citizenship
  • Secured a New P1 Visa
  • Released from ICE / Pending Work Permit
  • Spouse’s Green Card Granted
  • Filed I-918 U-Visa Petition
  • Renew Existing I-765 While Pending VAWA & I-48
  • Approved Green Card
  • Approved for Adjustment of Status
  • Secured Green Cards
  • Waiver Approved