Have you or someone special to you been detained by Immigration in California? Don’t waste another minute! Call Brennan Immigration Bonds right now at 1-888-668-1588.
It is important that you have a knowledgeable and trustworthy company to help you navigate through this stressful process. We will guide you gently through each step and get your loved one released the same day the bond is posted. At Brennan Immigration Bonds, we take pride in the services we provide. We are passionate about reuniting loved ones who have been separated by Immigration detention. Let our family help your family.
Brennan Immigration Bonds is licensed to post Immigration bonds, and we post all of our bonds using the electronic e-Bond posting system. This means that your bond is posted immediately upon receiving necessary paperwork and payment. Many bond companies advertise immigration bond services but are not licensed to post such bonds, thus referring you to another company. With Brennan Immigration Bonds, you can eliminate the middle man, saving precious time and energy.
When posting a bond, we can almost always complete paperwork electronically, or by e-mail. Payments can be made using Zelle, credit cards or bank/wire transfer. We always aim to make the process as easy as possible.
Posting an Immigration Bond
Before we can post your immigration bond, we will need some information to get started. You will need to provide the Detainee’s Alien #, Country of Birth and Date of Birth. This will allow us to verify specific details so that we can submit a request to post the bond.
The person who is signing the bond, or guaranteeing the bond, is called an indemnitor. This person is responsible for remaining in contact with the individual and ensuring that he/she knows when to appear for a hearing or appointment. The indemnitor is usually the person who will be paying the required 15% premium to post the bond, though sometimes another friend or family member makes this payment. In addition to the premium, collateral will be necessary to secure the bond. We can use cash, run credit cards or use real estate property. We usually require that our bonds are fully secured and will discuss those details further during our initial communication.
Types of Immigration Bonds
The most common type of Immigration bond is a Delivery Bond. This type of bond allows the individual the freedom to live and work in the United States while he/she continues the process to obtain legal status through the court. The individual for whom the bond was posted will have to appear for DHS appointments and/or hearings during this time. If any appointments or hearings are missed, our bond will be forfeited and the full amount will be due. Any collateral being held will be used to pay the bond.
There are other, less common, types of bonds that are described on our home page menu, Just click on “Types of Bonds” and you will be able to read about those bonds and the differences between them.
We will always verify the amount of bond, type of bond and the location of the detainee prior to posting.
Premium and Collateral
In California, a 15% premium is necessary to post an Immigration bond. This is not refundable and is the fee involved in posting the bond. Collateral is the amount of money, or type of property, that the bond company holds to secure the bond. If a bond is forfeited because the detainee misses a hearing or appointment with DHS, then this collateral is used to pay the bond. As described above, collateral may be cash, it can be run on credit cards, or we can place a lien on real estate property. In order to use your home for collateral, all we need is the address and owner’s names. We will run a very quick property search to confirm that the property has sufficient equity to use as collateral for an immigration bond. This lien will not prevent you from selling your home, if you choose to do so prior to the case being closed. We would simply require that you replace the property with cash. The company assisting you with your sale or refinance will request a payoff and guide you through the process of removing the lien.
Brennan Immigration Bonds will return your collateral promptly upon receiving a Cancellation of Bond. Once the individual has obtained permanent residency or even if he/she has returned to their country of birth, send us proof of either and we will request the cancellation right away. We will never hold collateral unnecessarily and usually have your collateral back in your hands in about 2 weeks. Never give your hard earned money to a company you don’t trust. Make sure to get receipts and always get copies of your paperwork. At Brennan Immigration Bonds, we make sure you don’t leave our office without these 3 things: An understanding of the bond process, Proper records and receipts showing any premium and/or collateral accepted and peace of mind.
California ICE Detention Facilities
California has 8 ICE facilities. They are as follows:
Adelanto ICE Processing Center
Los Angeles Field Office
Adelanto East 10400 Rancho Road/Adelanto West 10250 Rancho Road
Adelanto, CA 92301
Golden State Annex
San Francisco Field Office
611 Frontage Road
McFarland, CA 93250
Imperil Regional Detention Facility
San Diego Field Office
1572 Gateway Road
Calexico, CA 92231
James A. Musick Facility
Los Angeles Field Office
13502 Musick Road
Irvine, CA 92618
Mesa Verde ICE Processing Facility
San Francisco Field Office
425 Golden State Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Otay Mesa Detention Facility
San Diego Field Office
7488 Calzada de la Fuente
San Diego, CA 92231
Santa Ana City Jail
Los Angeles Field Office
62 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Yuba County Jail
San Francisco Field Office
215 5th Street
Marysville, CA 95901
Each ICE facility in California has a very specific set of rules and guidelines by which it operates. While almost all ICE facilities will release the same day a bond is posted, a few facilities will only release the following day.
There are many facilities that will transport the person to a bus station or airport upon release, but also some facilities that require that the family have pre-purchased transportation from the facility to the airport or bus station. In rare cases, the facility will request that all travel itinerary be secured and sent to them before the person can be released. Brennan Immigration Bonds will always get as much information as possible so that you can be best prepared. We are happy to assist with the purchasing of tickets, if necessary and are available to answer your questions at any time. Brennan Immigration Bonds will always make sure that you are well-informed and regularly updated until your loved one is released. Let’s not waste another moment. Call and let us get to work on your bond!
California Immigration Facts
Nearly half of the nation’s immigrants live in three states: California at 24%, Texas at 11% and Florida at 10%. In 2018, California had the largest immigrant population. More than half of the immigrant population in California are naturalized US citizens, approximately another 25% have green cards or visas. Undocumented immigrants make up about 23% of the immigrant population. As of March 2020, about 183,460 active DACA recipients lived in California. Immigrants make up a vital part of California’s labor force, as one in three workers is an immigrant.
There are many sanctuary counties and municipalities in California. A sanctuary city or county can be defined as municipalities in North America that limit enforcement of immigration laws with the federal government. Reports on crime by immigrants in sanctuary cities range from either it has no effect on crime or that sanctuary cities have lower crime rates and stronger economies when compared to non-sanctuary municipalities. A study indicates that sanctuary counties or cities where undocumented immigrants live reduce deportations of those undocumented immigrants that don’t have a criminal record. However, it seems to not have any effect on those same immigrant that who have violent criminal records. Those who oppose sanctuary counties or municipalities say that not assisting in the enforcement of federal government immigration laws have an increase in crime. Those who support sanctuary cities or counties say that local law enforcement should not get involved in enforcing federal laws because it takes away from law enforcement on local issues.
The State of California a sanctuary state. In 2017 the governor of California signed Bill SB 54. This Bill makes or prevents local and state agencies from assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding undocumented people who have committed misdemeanors. Detainer requests by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement are being declined by all fifty eight California counties. Here are some interesting facts about certain cities and counties in California that have a history of protecting undocumented immigrants:
San Francisco – population of over eight hundred and eighty thousand residents. In 1989 San Francisco declared itself a sanctuary city and reinforced its declaration with “Due Process for All’ in 2013. The ordinance prohibited all local law enforcement and other agencies from holding non-violent convicted and pending cases of non-violent immigrants for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. In addition, regardless of a person’s immigration status, the city issues Resident ID Cards to everyone.
Los Angeles – population of almost four million residents. Special Order 40 was signed by the Los Angeles City Council in 1979. This order prevents the Los Angeles Police Department to stop and make contact with people for the sole purpose of determining their immigration legal status.
Seaside – population of over thirty three thousand residents. It is the first city in the county of Monterey to become a sanctuary city in 2017.
Berkeley – population of over one hundred and twenty thousand residents. In 1971, Berkeley was the first city in the United States to pass a sanctuary resolution.
Williams – population of over five thousand residents. In Northern California, Williams is a city that has the largest percentage of Hispanics. In 2015 Williams adopted a sanctuary city policy.
Hunting Beach – population of about two hundred thousand residents. Hunting Beach is a charter city. Most cities are usually formed by state law which are referred to as general law city. General Law City are governed by city council. Charter city forms of government have city managers or strong mayor forms of government. The California Supreme Court ruled in favor to Hunting Beach and other charter cities which states that protections granted undocumented immigrants under SB 54 will not necessarily apply to charter cities.
Coachella – population of over forty five thousand residents. In Southern California, Coachella is ninety-five percent Hispanic which makes it the second largest highest city in the southern region of California. In 2015 the policy designation of sanctuary city was accepted.
In 1994 in the State of California, Proposition 187 was passed. The proposition was also known as the Save Our State (SOS). Proposition basically established a state-run citizenship screening system that would not allow undocumented, illegal immigrants, from using non-emergency health care, allowing the undocumented from getting a public education and other public services in the California. The proposition was passed in response to federal inaction on immigration policies and to ease the financial burden undocumented immigrants had on California. Upon passing, many court actions were filed challenging the constitutionality of the proposition. A temporary restraining order was issued barring the proposition from being implements. The proposition was never enforced and it was eventually repealed with the help of President Clinton’s in 1996 when he signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRA) which restricts and defines the eligibility of non-citizens for federal, state and local benefits and services. In addition, President Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA) which further supplements federal immigration regulations. In 1999 a court-approved mediation ended Proposition 187. The agreement stated no child in California will be deprived or denied an education and health care based on the location of their birth.
Democrat Senator Alex Padilla was opposed to Proposition 187 many years ago and today is trying to pass an immigration reform bill. There are challenges to get an immigration reform bill passed due to the Senate being divided. There’s also the negative media reports regarding the southern border being overwhelmed with asylum seekers and immigrants. Senator Padilla seems to feel that getting a comprehensive immigration bill passed would prove challenging and may try to make piecemeal changes. Even that may be tough because he says Republicans are reluctant to even make minor reforms. The first bill Senator Padilla is proposing is called the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act which will citizenship to several million undocumented illegal workers who are working on the front lines of the pandemic. Since Senator Padilla was appointed the head of the subcommittee proposing the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act, he is proposing to change the name to Immigration, Citizenship and Border Safety. The burden of getting a bill passed in the Senate is that it requires sixty votes. Since lately votes are cast by party-line many bills for immigration reform will not be passed. For example, in the past, bills providing legal status were passed in the House because the Democrats have the majority. One to the most well-known bills that passed the House was the Dreamers Act. This bill allows legal status to thousands of people who came to the United States illegally as children and it created a pathway to citizenship. When the bill gets to the Senate, there will not be enough votes (sixty plus) for the bill to pass. The Senate is made up to fifty Democrats and fifty Senators. Some Republican senators are reluctant to pass any immigration reform bill due to the events that are happing at the border. President Biden is asking for help from local authorities in California, such as Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, to help out with the border crisis. Mayor Garcia moved his city council to lease the convention center to the federal government. The convention center will be converted into an emergency shelter for up one thousand immigrant children. This was a popular move by Long Beach residents. Many residents were offering to help the children that will be housed there. Not are the residents excited but also the schools, universities and churches. Critics of this endeavor say that the city council are not aware of potential problems in dealing with a federal agency that has a history of proving proper safeguarding an increasing number of children who are arriving unaccompanied. One critic said “City officials are short on details regarding staffing, length of stay and basic child welfare safeguards that will be in place at the convention center”. The same critic also mentioned “I don’t think the city is asking the right questions, and they don’t have enough detail to make the informed decision”. Mayor Garcia’s reply to critique was that the council has done their homework and that he’s had conversations with San Diego Mayor Todd Garcia who has also welcomed to help United States Department of Health and Human Services at the San Diego Convention Center. They are now housing over one thousand four hundred boys and girls when they initially were only housing teenage girls. Currently there are over eighteen thousand that are in Office of Refugee Resettlement custody.
It should be noted that under United States law, people have the right to seek asylum at United States ports of entry.
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