01 Sep Immigration Bonds
Bail bonds are used by yet-to-be-convicted-or-acquitted defendants to be released from jail. All defendants who have been granted bail are eligible to use bail bonds, provided they can afford the 10% premium (which is more likely than affording 100% cash bail). But when the defendant is an undocumented immigrant then the process is a bit different and they have to use what are called immigration bonds. Immigration bonds carry the same purpose as bail bonds, and an immigration bail bondsman can also step in to assist with costs, but this time, money and/ or sureties are directed towards the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
As you can see, this is an example of a protection for immigrants in situations where they are arrested. You might think that once an immigrant is arrested once, they will automatically be deported and they won’t have rights. But that’s not the case.