If you or a loved one has been detained by immigration in Florida, Brennan Immigration Bonds should be the first call you make! Call 1-888-668-1588. Our business is a family operated Immigration Bond company located in Coral Gables, Florida. We have made it our mission to reunite friends and families for almost 30 years, and we plan to continue providing this service to our community for many years to come. Our company posts immigration bonds throughout the country. We can get your bond posted no matter where your loved one has been detained.

At Brennan Immigration Bonds, you will be treated with the respect and dedication that you deserve. All of your questions and concerns will be patiently answered and addressed to avoid unnecessary fear and stress. The Immigration bond process can be confusing. We will guide you through this experience and will ensure that you feel secure and informed every step of the way.

Posting an Immigration Bond

In order to begin the process of posting an Immigration bond, we will require some information to verify that your loved one is in custody and to confirm the location at which he is being held. We will need the Detainee’s A#, Detainee’s Date of Birth and their Country of Birth. Once we have this information, we are able to verify the necessary details and submit a request for bond.

An indemnitor, or signer, will have to complete some documents pertaining to the bond, and guaranteeing that the detainee will appear at all DHS appointments and/or hearings. The indemnitor is usually the individual who will pay the 15% premium and who will secure the collateral for the bond. We typically require that an Immigration bond is fully secured and will discuss the specifics with you when having our initial telephone conversation.

If a detainee has a sponsor, this is an ideal person to be the indemnitor for bond.

Types of Immigration Bonds

A Delivery Bond is the type of Immigration bond that is most commonly posted. While out of custody on a Delivery Bond, an individual is granted permission to reside and work in the United States. If the individual fails to appear at any DHS appointments, the Immigration bond will be forfeited and the full amount of the bond will be due to ICE immediately. Any collateral that is being held by a bond company will then be used to pay the bond.

There are several other less common types of Immigration bonds. To read about these types of bonds, you may visit our home page and click “Types of Bonds”.

Prior to posting any Immigration bond, we will verify the amount of bond, type of bond and location of detainee.

Premium and Collateral

In Florida, there is a 15% premium due when posting an Immigration Bond. This is the fee involved in posting the bond and is not to be confused with collateral, which is the money or property returned after a bond has been cancelled. Collateral is an amount of money or personal property that the bond company holds to secure the bond. Once the Immigration case is closed and the bond is cancelled, this collateral is returned to you. We will accept cash, we can run credit/debit cards or we can use real estate property as collateral. If you would like to use real estate property, we would just require the address and owners names to perform a property search. If the property has sufficient equity and qualifies as collateral, we will prepare additional mortgage documents for you to sign.

Brennan Immigration Bonds understands the importance in returning collateral quickly. Our company will have your collateral returned to you within 30 days of receiving the cancellation of bond. We never hold collateral unnecessarily nor do we charge any fees to return your property.

Florida ICE Detention Facilities

Florida has five ICE facilities in the state. They are:

Baker County Facility
Miami Field Office
1 Sheriff’s Office Drive
MaClenny, FL 32063
Facility (954) 236-4900/Field Office (407) 440-5100

Broward Transitional Center
3900 N. Powerline Rd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33073
Facility (954) 973-4485/Field Office (954)545-6060

Glades County Detention Center
Miami Field Office
1297 East SR 78
Moorehaven, FL 33471
Facility (863) 946-1600/Field Office (954)236-4900

Krome North Service Processing Center
Miami Field Office
18201 SW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33194
Facility (305) 207-2001/Field Office (954) 236-4900

Wakulla County Facility
Miami Field Office
15 Oak Street
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Facility (863) 946-1600/Field Office (954) 236-4900

It is important to know that each of these ICE facilities operates under their own process and guidelines. Some facilities will release detainees directly from the facility, some will transport to the bus/train station or airport, while others will require that they have a pre-paid taxi to be transported to the nearest bus station, train station or airport. Once we have submitted the bond request, the facility will typically notify us of their procedures and requirements. At that time, Brennan Immigration Bonds will assist you in making travel arrangements if necessary.

Though this is an abundance of information and can feel somewhat overwhelming, we are here to help you from start to finish. Call Brennan Immigration Bonds at 1-888-668-1588 for the most professional and personable service.

History of Florida

The first Native Americans began to inhabit the peninsula as early as 14,000 years ago. Written history begins with the arrival of Europeans. The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon made the first textual records in 1513. Juan Ponce de Leon actually gave Florida it’s name, calling the peninsula La Pascua Florida. This translates to the “Festival of Flowers”.

Florida has made many waves of colonization and immigration including French and Spanish during the 16th century.

Florida is nicknamed the “Sunshine State” due to it’s warm climate and many days of sunshine.

Florida’s economy began in logging, mining, fishing, sponge diving, cattle ranching, farming and citrus growing.

Immigrant Population Make-up

Florida is home to a growing number of immigrants, many originate from the Caribbean. One in five residents in the state was born in another country. Together, immigrants make up more than a quarter of Florida’s labor force. Immigrants are an integral part of Florida’s diverse communities and make massive contributions that benefit the entire state.

More than one in five Florida residents is an immigrant, while one in eight residents are native-born U.S. citizens with at least one immigrant parent. The top countries of origin for immigrants are Cuba (23 percent), Haiti (8 percent), Colombia (6 percent), Mexico (6 percent), and Jamaica (5 percent). More than half of all immigrants in Florida are naturalized U.S. citizens. More than a quarter of adult immigrants (29 percent) had a college degree or more education in 2018, while one-fifth had less than a high school diploma. Florida’s population has now reached about 263 million, an increase of 14 million since 1990. Since then, about nine million people have been added through natural increase and an additional five million through international migration. It is not recorded how many leave the country permanently or how many enter illegally. It is an approximation that between 160,000 and 250,000 people leave every year while hundreds of thousands enter the country secretly or fail to depart when their temporary stay has expired. This could be an addition of almost 300,000. Net immigration, legal or illegal, is responsible for at least one-third of recent population growth. Overall, Florida’s nearly 640-person-a-day growth during the past year was second only to Texas, and its growth rate was ninth-highest in the country.

Immigrant entrepreneurship was also important to Florida’s recovery after the Great Recession. Immigrant entrepreneurs have long been a critical part of Florida’s economic success story. 338,011 immigrants in Florida are self-employed and Immigrant-owned businesses generated $5.2B in business income in 2014. 506,778 people in Florida are employed at immigrant owned companies. Immigrants founded 36.7 percent of all new businesses in Florida.

Florida Immigration News

The Biden Administration must establish an efficient method of determining how many illegal aliens are in the country. Pew Research Center has conducted research to provide an estimate of the unauthorized immigrant population in the United States. A formula referred to as the “residual method” is used to determine the number of illegal immigrants in the country. Census results are utilized to figure out the number of foreign-born people in the country and then that number is subtracted from the number of Green Card holders that are here. Unfortunately, it is not likely that this method is very accurate due to illegal aliens having the propensity to shy away from the Census. Previously, the government has attempted to use surveillance technology at the border but without success. Joe Biden has stated he will invest in security equipment at the border. He has also vowed to halt the building of the border wall.

President Biden promised to overturn Trump policies that have resulted in children being caged at the border. He has also promised to submit a bill to Congress that would create a means for thousands of undocumented immigrants to gain Green Cards.

If the new Administration is successful, it will be easier to become an American citizen or to become employed in the United States if you are from another country.

The House of Representatives passed two bills in early 2021 that would provide a path to citizenship for 3.5 million undocumented immigrants, The American Dream and Promise Act would give 2.5 million undocumented immigrants the chance to apply for citizenship, most of them “Dreamers,” immigrants who came to the U.S. at a young age with their parents. The legislation passed in a 228 to 197 vote in the Democrat-controlled House.

Nine Republicans crossed party lines and voted in favor of the legislation, including Miami’s three Republicans in Congress— Reps. Maria Elvira Salazar, Mario Diaz-Balart and Carlos Gimenez.

The bill also includes a potential route to citizenship for Temporary Protected Status recipients. It stands to make up to 4.4 million individuals eligible for permanent residence.

The House also passed a second immigration bill, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The vote was 247 to 174, with all Miami Republicans and Florida Democrats in support. The bill allows more than 1 million undocumented farmworkers to apply for legal status if they have worked at least 180 days in agriculture over two years. Both bills are separate from President Biden’s bill that proposes an eight-year pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants.

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Miami Republicans made a calculated decision when they voted in favor of both bills, said Brian Fonseca, a political analyst and director of Florida International University’s Institute for Public Policy.

Every Democratic House member from South Florida voted for American Dream and Promise Act, which allows more than 2.3 million “Dreamers,” as well as beneficiaries of certain temporary humanitarian programs, to obtain permanent legal status. A similar bill was approved in 2019 under the Trump administration, but died when the Republican-run senate favored policies constricting legal and illegal immigration. Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, recently stated that attempted border crossings will likely reach their highest levels in 20 years.

The U.S. Coast Guard has been issuing more reports about migrants who are risking their lives in the Florida Straits to get to the United States. Amid the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cuba, South Florida experts are concerned that there is an ongoing crisis that could develop into a Cuban exodus similar to the 1980’s Mariel boatlift  and the rafter crisis of 1994. In 2017, former President Obama ended the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, a 1995 interpretation of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966. Former President Trump then targeted asylum seekers by detaining them for months. Trump banned U.S. cruise ships from taking tourists to Cuba, and made it difficult for Cuban residents in South Florida to be able to send money to their relatives in Cuba.

Miami, however, continues to represent the main center for immigration in Florida. In 1992, its estimated population was 367,016 and it is the 44th largest city in the nation. Since 1970, little growth has occurred in the city itself. Its population then was 334,859; by early 1980, it had reached 346,681. Over the same period, however, the Miami metropolitan area grew very rapidly — from 1.2 million in 1970 to more than 2 million today. If the Ft. Lauderdale metropolitan area is included, the population has expanded from 1.9 million in 1970 to over 3.2 million.

Even in 1970, the city of Miami had a large foreign-born population. It was one of the first cities in the nation to become a "minority-majority." In the 70’s, 44.6 percent of Miami’s population was Hispanic, 41.7 percent was White, 13.1 percent was Black and 0.6 percent was Asian or other. Even then, 41.8 percent of Miamians were foreign born. The original exodus from Cuba began in the early 1960s. By 1970, a large numbers of Cubans were already living in Miami — a total of 107,445 or about three-quarters of all the foreign born in Miami at that time.

 By the 1980’s, six out of ten Miamians were Hispanic, native and foreign born, and still predominantly Cuban. Their numbers had climbed from 107,445 in 1970 to 149,305 in 1980. The Black population almost doubled between 1970 and 1980 and made up 23.6 percent of Miami's 1980 population. Less than one percent of the population was Asian or other. By 1990, the Hispanic share, numbering 194,185, was up to 62.4 percent while Whites, at 44,091, made up but 12.3 percent. The Black percentage remained constant at 24.7 percent and Asians and others remained at 0.6 percent of the population.

The sources of immigration to Miami have changed a bit, though they have remained mainly Hispanic. In 1970, of the 149,305 foreign-born residents, 75 percent were Cuban born. By 1990, Cubans barely made up the majority of the foreign-born population, then numbering 214,128, or more than 60 percent of the city's population.

Between the 80’s and 90’s, large numbers of newcomers came from Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Haiti. By 1990, 26,321 Nicaraguans and 18,035 Haitians were counted in the census

Unlike many metropolitan areas, greater Miami has a large Hispanic population. Hialeah is 87 percent Hispanic and over half of Dade County's population is Hispanic. Middle and upper class Cubans, have settled in the suburbs.

Of all of America's cities, only seven were revealed by the 1990 census to have more immigrants than native born. Miami is the largest city among this small number, and its foreign-born share (59.7%) is second only to Hialeah (70.4%). It is not that Miami has become more diverse; rather it has become increasingly a city of immigrants from Latin America. Only 12.8 percent of Miami adults have completed college, compared to the national average of 20.3 percent. Half of all Miamians age five and over sate that they do not speak English or do not speak it fluently; and 73 percent speak a language other than English at home. Today, Miami stands out as an exception to most cities in Florida and in the nation.

Brennan Immigration Bonds is committed to reuniting loved ones, while making the process easy and comfortable. Our goals are simple- To provide compassion and understanding, to educate our clients about Immigration bonds so that they always know what to expect and to get your bond posted as quickly as possible. We are a family operated business, having worked with our Florida neighbors for over 30 years.

If you need a company that you can trust and that will treat your case with sensitivity and professionalism, call Brennan Immigration Bonds at 1-888-668-1588.