Immigration is a hot topic in the United States right now, and especially in Texas. If you or your loved one are an immigrant, it’s incredibly important to know your rights if you are arrested or detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Read on to discover what you should know during this controversial time.
Be Aware of Your Rights!
EVEN IF YOU ARE AN IMMIGRANT YOU HAVE RIGHTS! The “level” of your rights will however vary depending on where you were arrested. If you were arrested by ICE at an airport or along the border you may have “less” rights than if you were “turned in” and arrested in your home or at work.
If you’re arrested or detained by ICE you should follow some very basic guidelines:
- Ask to speak to a lawyer IMMEDIATELY. Otherwise, you should stay silent and limit responses to any questions at all.
- DON’T SIGN ANYTHING. You’re not obligated to sign anything, so don’t!
- You could very well have the right to be released by paying a bond- make sure your attorney asks about it.
Ask About an Immigration Bail Bond!
Any sort of arrest or detainment is scary, an Immigration arrest can be especially threatening. Figuring out out immigration status is easier with you or your loved one out of jail. One step you can take to reduce stress is to seek out an Immigration Bail Bond.
Quick Facts About Immigration Bail Bonds:
- Your eligibility for an immigration bail bond depends on whether your ICE office or Immigration judge thinks you are a flight risk.
- You may be released on what is known as a personal recognizance bond- a signed agreement that you will return to court and avoid committing any crimes.
- If you do not qualify for a Personal Recognizance Bond your judge or ICE officer may grant you either a Delivery Bond or a Voluntary Departure Bond.
Immigration will most likely continue to be a source of stress in the coming days in United States, and especially in Texas. If you or a loved one have been arrested or detained by ICE and need guidance please call Rodriguez Bail Bonds immediately at 956-316-2245.