If you or a loved one becomes detained in Immigration custody in Texas, let Brennan Bail Bonds get to work posting bond right away! Don’t waste any precious time. Call 1-888-668-1588 so your loved one can be released today. We can post bonds electronically, no matter which facility your loved one is located in.
Brennan Bail Bonds has over 30 years of experience posting bonds. We understand the fear and anxiety that friends and families are feeling when beginning the process of having an Immigration bond posted. We can lessen those insecurities by explaining the process to you and guiding you through each step. Every question you have will be answered honestly and thoroughly, so that you will have knowledge and confidence throughout your Immigration bond experience.
Posting an Immigration Bond
Before posting an Immigration bond, we will require certain information so that we can verify that your friend or family member is in Immigration custody, and to determine which facility they are currently being held at. We will ask for the Detainee’s A#, their Date of Birth and Country of Birth. With this information, we can begin the process of posting bond.
We will need an Indemnitor in order to post bond. An indemnitor is the person who will sign the bond, guaranteeing that the detainee will report to any DHS hearings or appointments. One we have decided on a signer, we will need to send some documents to be reviewed and signed. We can do this, most times, electronically. We can also e-mail these documents so that you may print them and complete them at home.
The Indemnitor is typically the person who pays the 15% premium and provides collateral for the bond.
Types of Immigration Bonds
The most common type of immigration bond is a Delivery Bond. A Delivery Bond allows the detainee to live and work in the United States while awaiting legal status through the courts. If a detainee fails to report to a scheduled hearing or appointment with DHS, then the full amount of the bond becomes due. Any collateral that the bond company is holding will then be used to pay the bond, and therefore no collateral will be returned.
There are some less common types of bonds that can be read about under our “Services” menu, such as Public Safety Bonds, Voluntary Departure Bonds and Order of Supervision Bonds. We will be able to tell you which type of bond your loved one has once the Request for Bond has been submitted.
Premium and Collateral
Texas Immigration bonds require a 15% premium and collateral in order to post. The premium can be paid by cash, credit card, debit card, wire transfer or Zelle. In some cases, we can work out a payment plan for a portion of premium.
Collateral, which is required in order to post an Immigration bond, is anything of value that a bond company holds as security for a bond. We can use cash or real estate property with sufficient equity. You may also use credit cards to secure the bond. The full amount of the bond would be run on the card, or cards. There are some cases where we are able to use vacant land, as long as it is worth at least 3 times the bond.
Any collateral held will be returned when the case is closed. Once the case is closed, meaning the individual has obtained permanent residency or citizenship, or they have returned to their country of birth, we will request a bond cancellation immediately. Brennan Immigration Bonds realizes and respects the importance of returning collateral as quickly as possible, so we make every effort to have your collateral back in your hands within 2 weeks.
Brennan Immigration Bonds treats our clients as we would expect our families to be treated. We provide a level of care and attention that you won’t find elsewhere. You can’t possibly get back any lost time with your loved ones, but you can get your bond posted today and not lose another moment! Call 1-888-668-1588 to get the ball rolling!
Texas ICE Detention Facilities
Texas has many ICE facilities which I will list below. Simply click on the facility to be re-directed to facility contact information.
El Paso Processing Center
Houston Contract Detention Center
Joe Corley Detention Facility
Johnson County Law Enforcement Center
Karnes County Family Residential Center
Laredo Detention Center
AIH Polk Adult Detention Facility
Port Isabel Service Processing Center
Rolling Plains Detention Center
South Texas ICE Processing Center
T. Don Hutto Residential Center
West Texas Detention Facility
South Texas Family Residential Center
Burnet County Jail
Brooks County Detention Center
East Hidalgo Detention Center
Central Texas Detention Facility
Jack Harwell Detention Center
Val Verde County Detention Center
Willacy County Regional Detention Facility
Rio Grande Detention Center
LaSalle County Regional Detention Center
Prairieland Detention Facility
Federal Satellite Low La Tuna
El Valle Detention Facility
Henderson County Detention Center
Montgomery Processing Center
Each ICE facility has it’s own rules and guidelines. Some facilities will transport released individuals to the nearest bus station or airport, while others may release directly from the facility. Some may require that a taxi be reserved and pre-paid prior to release. Do not let this overwhelm you. We are here to help will get you as much information as possible from the facility. We can also assist you with purchasing a bus or plane ticket, if required.
History of Texas
Located in the South Central region of the United States; Texas is the second largest and the second most populated state. Due to its status as an independent republic, Texas is often referred to the Lone Star State. It is also a reminder of its independence from Mexico. The name Texas means ‘friends’ in the Native American language of Caddo.
The borders of Texas are the states Louisiana on the east side. The northeast border is the state of Arkansas. On the north side is the state of Oklahoma. On the west side is the state of New Mexico. The south border of Teas are Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and Chihuahua.
Immigrant Population Make-Up
As of 2019, the population of Texas was around 29 million. The five largest ethnic groups in Texas, by percentage, are White Non-Hispanic 41.4%, White Hispanic 32.1%, Black or African American Non-Hispanic 11.9%, Other Hispanic 5.8% and Asian Non-Hispanic 4.93%. Percentage of people in Texas that speak non-English language is 35.8%. Of the people who live in Texas, 89.3% are United States citizens.
The majority of immigrants are from Mexico. One-sixth of the state’s total population are immigrants and they support the local economy in industries such as construction, which is one of the state’s largest growing industry. One third of the construction workers are immigrants.
Of Texas residents, one in six is an immigrant. One in six residents is a native-born United States citizen with at least one immigrant parent. Seventeen percent of the population (4.9 million) are foreign born immigrants. Texas homes comprise of 2.3 million women were immigrants, 2.3 million men were immigrants and over three hundred thousand children were immigrants. Countries of origin on immigrants in Texas are Mexico with fifty one percent, India with six percent, El Salvador with five percent, Vietnam with four percent and Honduras with three percent. Lastly, the native born Americans who had at least one immigrant parent was four and a half million people.
Texas has more than one third of all immigrant that are naturalized United States citizens. Of the almost two million immigrants or thirty eight percent had naturalized. And, close to one million were eligible to become naturalized United States citizens.
Sixty five percent of the nearly twenty four million people in Texas speak only English at home. Spanish is spoken by 29% of residents. Other languages spoken broken down by percentage of the population is Vietnamese at .8%, Chinese at .59%, Tagalog at .3%, German at .29%, French at .25%, Hindi at .25%, Urdu at .24%, Korean at .23% and Arabic at .23%. In Texas’ most populated counties the breakdown is a follows: Harris County 57% speak English and 29% speak Spanish. Dallas County 59% speak English and 34% speak Spanish. Tarrant County 72% speak English and 21% speak Spanish. Bexar County 58% speak English and 38% speak Spanish. Lastly, Travis County 69% speak English and 34% speak Spanish.
Texas Immigration News
Migrants who live in the United States are known as domestic migrants. In the 1960’s Texas was well known to attract domestic migrants. It was common for immigrants from Mexico to enter Texas but would rarely stay. This would cause the population of Texan residents that were not born in the United States to increase slightly. When the oil industry boom in Texas happened in the 1980’s, immigration to Texas changed dramatically. This boom caused more immigrants to settle in Texas. Many of those new settlers came from Mexico. The increase in foreign-born population increased to nearly 10%. In 1986 with the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), immigrants were encouraged to settle in Texas. The IRCA law did two things; one, it gave strength to existing laws which prohibited the hiring of illegal immigrants but, two, it also made most of the illegal immigrants in the United States legal immigrants. By the end of 2010 the foreign-born population in Texas increased to 17%. Currently, Texas there are approximately four million eight hundred thousand immigrants the make Texas their home. The second-largest population of immigrants in the United States lives in Texas. Also, Texas has the second-highest number of Mexican immigrants in the United States. Texas has many jurisdictions, counties and cities that were considered ‘sanctuary cities’. A sanctuary city is defined as a jurisdiction within a state that limit their cooperation with the federal government to enforce immigration laws. When Texas passed Senate Bill 4 February 1, 2017, sanctuary cities were banned. This bill prevents local officials, public colleges and universities to refuse to work with the federal government on immigration enforcement. In addition, the bill allows local police officers to check the immigration status of detained individuals. On a federal level, in 2019 tent courts were placed in the towns of Brownsville and Laredo to process migrants awaiting trial. Complaints were made because people were being deprived of due process in this tents.
A person seeking asylum must prove that they fear persecution from their native country. This persecution needs to be based on religion, political views, race, nationality or social groups. Asylum law is a United States federal law. In 2018, the Migrant Protection Protocol was implemented. This new protocol is also known as the Remain in Mexico Program. This new program sends asylum seekers in the United States back to Mexico while they are awaiting their hearing. There are four ports of entries in Texas: El Paso-Ciudad Juarez, Brownsville-Matamoros, Laredo-Nuevo Laredo and Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras. An Appeals Court halted this program however the United States Supreme Court granted a temporary appeal that put a hold on the Appeals Court ruling which allows the program to continue.
The current governor of Texas, Gregg Abbott, declared in 2020 that Texas would not accept any refugees. This is the first time ever that a state in the country tried doing so. The governor decided to do this because the previous administration gave local governments the ability to veto refugee resettlements. The governor’s executive order was blocked by a federal judge. His ruling pointed out that states do not have the power to deny refugees entry. The judge also stated that the governor’s order is not in the interest of the public. Therefore, Texas will resume accepting refugees.
In February 2021, the current administration tried to enforce a 100-day ban on deportations. However a federal judge in Texas put an indefinite halt on the ban. The judge’s ruling is in place nationwide until the case is played out in the courts. The administration could appeal the ruling but unclear if that will happen. The American Civil Liberties Union said this ruling is an extension of the previous administration hardline policies. An attorney with the ACLU states “Allowing these deportations to continue means the families will be torn apart and that people who have the opportunity to seek relief in the United States will be returned to danger”.
Under the current administration, the plan is to release parents and children within 72 hours of their arrival in the United States. This new policy is already being done along the Texas border. There’s been an increase in the number arriving at the southwestern border. The former administration wanted to end the “catch and release” policy. The new plan, which was confirmed by Homeland Security is a huge change from the handling of migrants under previous administrations. Quite often, children showed symptoms of depression and trauma after prolonged periods of being in custody. With this new plan, Immigration Custom Enforcement will hold families only for the time required to schedule court dates and conduct Covid-19 tests. The government cannot keep migrant children in holding facilities at the border for more than 72 hours. This new policy pertains to detention centers. The government must not detain children in any facility for more than 20 days. This is due to the Flores Agreement. The Flores Agreement sets forth foundational principal and critical protections regarding the care, custody, and release of immigrant children who are in federal custody.
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