Immigation Office of Peter G. Smith
Immigration Bond Hearings
Release from an INS detention center may be granted by an immigration judge or ICE officer.
You must not have committed any serious crimes classifiable as an "aggravated felony" or "crime of moral turpitude" where the sentence imposed was one year or longer. If those crimes have been committed, then detention is mandatory.
You must have entered the US legally.
You need to present some evidence of good moral character and a credible claim for a defense from removal.
You will need between $500.00 and $10,000.00 (maybe higher) to post the bond if granted.
Posting the Bond in Baltimore
If Bond is granted to release you from prison, then the bond needs to be posted in the following manner in Baltimore City.
Bonds are accepted from the hours of 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
The detention and removal office only accepts the following forms of payment:
Bank Cashier's Checks
US Postal Money Orders
Western Union Money Orders
Payments must be made out to the "Department of Homeland Security" or "Immigration and Customs Enforcement"
Valid photo identification with current address is required.
Proof of current immigration status is required: Permanent Residence Card, US Passport, Naturalization Certificate, valid USCIS employment Card, Birth Certificate.
Proof of status is required for anyone who will be the obligor of the bond.
Getting someone out of detention is one of the best feelings in the world.