Has someone you know or love been taken into ICE custody in Washington? At Brennan Immigration Bonds we know how confused and helpless you may be feeling at this moment, but we can also assure you that you are not alone in this process. Just call 1-888-668-1588 and put your worries and fears into our hands. We will guide you through posting an Immigration Bond for your loved one, while always keeping you fully updated and informed, answering any questions you may have and assisting in any way we can.
Before getting started, we will need some information on the person who is in custody. We will need their full name, their Alien number and their country and date of birth. Once we have this information, we can verify that they are in the system and that they have been given a bond. We will also be able to determine which facility your loved one is being detained at, as well as that facilities specific release conditions. Most facilities release the same day that an immigration bond is posted. However, some facilities require certain conditions be met, such as travel arrangements (Bus or Flight Itinerary, Taxi or Hotel Reservations) prior to approving a bond. Also, some facilities are located in extremely remote areas and release the morning after a bond is approved.
Types of Immigration Bonds in Washington
There are a few different types of Immigration bonds. The most common type of bond is a Delivery Bond. When a detainee is released on a Delivery Bond, he/she is able to continue living and working in the United States while their case is ongoing. If the individual fails to appear for any DHS appointments or a scheduled hearing, the Immigration bond will be forfeited and the full amount of the bond will be due to ICE immediately. Any collateral being held will then be used to pay the bond.
To read about the less common types of Immigration bonds, you can find their descriptions on our Home Page under “Types of Bonds”.
At Brennan Immigration Bonds, it is our main priority to get your bond posted in the most efficient manner possible so that you can be reunited with your friend or family member right away!
Posting an Immigration Bond with Premium and Collateral
To post an Immigration bond in Washington, a premium of 15% of the bond is required. In addition, you will need a form of security, or collateral, for the bond. Collateral is anything of value used to secure a bond. For Immigration bonds, you will be required to provide collateral in the form of cash or real estate property. If you do not have real estate property and will be using cash as collateral, there are several ways in which you can secure the bond. You can provide cash by personally coming into the office, using Zelle through your banking institution, doing a wire transfer or making a deposit into one of our bank accounts. We can also use Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express. In some cases, you may qualify for a payment plan, which would require a down payment of the 15% Premium and half of the Collateral. You would then make payments monthly on the remaining half of the Collateral.
If you are using any of the above options, we can do all of your paperwork electronically. This means that your documents would be sent to your e-mail address and you would sign these documents on your smart phone, desktop or laptop computer. There is no need to print, fax or scan any paperwork. In most cases, we are ready to post the bond less than an hour after your initial contact with our office.
If you do not have cash collateral, and will be using real estate to secure the bond, the process is a bit different. First, you will provide the address of the property that you would like to use. We do a very quick assessment of the property to make sure that is has sufficient equity and is not otherwise encumbered. Once we have made the determination that the property can be used, we will prepare all of your paperwork and send it to your e-mail. You will complete the paperwork, which includes having the Mortgage Agreement notarized, and return to our office. Using your property as collateral for a bond is not exactly how many people believe it to be. By using your property, you are simply allowing a lien to be placed on it in the amount of the Immigration bond. This lien remains on the property until the case is closed and the bond is cancelled. If, at any time, you decide to sell the property or want the lien removed for any reason, you can substitute the property with cash and we will promptly provide a Satisfaction of Mortgage for you to record.
We can submit the bond immediately upon receiving the original documents in our office.
When working with Brennan Immigration Bonds, you will never have to worry about your collateral being returned upon cancellation of bond. You will typically have your collateral back in your hands within 10 days of our office receiving an I-391 form. If you know that the case has been terminated, and we have not yet received a cancellation, just give us a call and let us know so that we can request one right away. An Immigration bond is cancelled when the Immigration Judge terminates the court proceedings. This usually only happens when legal status is obtained, such as Permanent Resident/Citizenship or if the alien has returned to their country of birth. If you have proof of any of these events, you can e-mail it to us so that we can get a cancellation based on that evidence.
At Brennan Immigration Bonds you will always be valued and treated fairly. We maintain close contact with our clients from start to finish, making sure to always be available for any questions or concerns that may arise.
It is very important to choose an Immigration Bond company that has proper knowledge and understanding of the Immigration bond process, the experience required in order to provide you the highest quality service and an honest commitment to reuniting families.
Brennan Immigration Bonds offers these things and more. Call now to get started on your Immigration bond! 1-888-668-1588.
All correspondence from the Immigration court will be mailed to the address that ICE has on file at the time of release. You can always contact our office to inquire about court dates and locations.
Washington ICE Detention Facilities
There are two detention centers located in Washington. They are:
Federal Detention Center “Sea-Tac”
2425 S. 200th Street
Seattle, WA 98198
Seattle Field Office
Visitation at this facility is held on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. You can call the facility for more information.
Northwest ICE Processing Center (NWIPC)
1623 E. J Street, Suite #2
Tacoma, WA 98421
Seattle Field Office
Visitation at this facility is from Thursday through Monday. Visitation is based on the last name of the detainee, so contact the facility directly prior to planning a visit.
If you need help with contacting a facility, field office or Immigration court, call our office and we will assist you in getting whatever information you need.
Interesting Facts About Washington State
Located in the Pacific Northwest part of the United States, the State of Washington was named for our first president, George Washington. State of Washington borders the states of Idaho in the east and Oregon in the south. On the west, it borders the Pacific Ocean. On the north it borders British Columbia, Canada.
The State of Washington total population is seven million six hundred forty nine thousand eight hundred forty four. Sixty nine percent of the population or, six million twenty thousand four hundred twenty seven, are White; twelve percent Hispanic; four percent or three hundred seventeen thousand four hundred sixty nine are African American; and, eight percent or, seven hundred three thousand seven hundred eighty six are Asian. Ninety three percent of the population are United States citizens. Nineteen percent of the people speak another language other than English.
The State of Washington has thirty nine counties. Those counties are as follows: Adams County, population of twenty thousand eight hundred. Asotin County, population of twenty three thousand. Benton County, population two hundred nine thousand three hundred. Chelan County population of eighty thousand six hundred. Clallam County population of seventy seven thousand. Clark County, population of five hundred twelve thousand eight hundred. Columbia County population of four thousand two hundred. Cowlitz County population of one hundred eleven thousand eight hundred. Douglas County population of forty four thousand six hundred. Ferry County, population of eight thousand. Franklin County, population of ninety nine thousand five hundred. Garfield County, population two thousand two hundred fifty. Grays Harbor County, population of seventy five thousand four hundred fifty. Island County, population of eighty six thousand three hundred fifty. Jefferson County, population of thirty two thousand four hundred fifty. King County, population of two million two hundred ninety three thousand three hundred. Kitsap County, population of two hundred seventy five thousand six hundred. Kittitas County, forty seven thousand four hundred. Klickitat County, population of twenty three thousand one hundred fifty. Lewis County, population of eighty one thousand two hundred fifty. Lincoln County, population of eleven thousand one hundred fifty. Mason County, population of sixty six thousand two hundred fifty. Okanogan County, population of forty three thousand five hundred twenty five. Pacific County, population of twenty two thousand seventy five. Pend Oreille County, population of fourteen thousand. Pierce County, population of nine hundred seventeen thousand one hundred. San Juan County, seventeen thousand five hundred. Skagit County, population of one hundred thirty one thousand eight hundred. Skamania County, population of twelve thousand four hundred fifty. Snohomish County, population of eight hundred forty four thousand four hundred. Spokane County, population of five hundred twenty seven thousand six hundred. Stevens County, population of forty six thousand four hundred. Thurston County, population of two hundred ninety five thousand three hundred. Wahkiakum County, population of four thousand two hundred seventy five. Walla Walla County, population of sixty two thousand three hundred fifty. Whatcom County, population two hundred twenty eight thousand seven hundred. Whitman County, population of forty eight thousand. Lastly, Yakima County, population of two hundred sixty one thousand three hundred.
The State of Washington has an increasing immigration population because it’s known as a high producing food state. Immigrants are nearly half of all the farmers, foresters and fishermen. Immigrants have a huge presence in Washington and what they contribute makes creates many communities strong and productive. Fifteen percent of the population of Washington comprise of individuals who are considered immigrants. That’s over one million. Twenty three percent are from Mexico. Eight percent are from India. Seven percent are from China. Six percent are from the Philippines. And six percent are from Vietnam.
About one in seven Washington residents is an immigrant, while another one in seven residents is a native-born U.S. citizen with at least one immigrant parent. Foreign born individuals are over one million in 2018 which is fifteen percent of the population. In the State of Washington there are over five hundred and thirty eight thousand immigrant women, over five hundred thousand of immigrant men and over sixty thousand immigrant children. Of the origin of immigrants in Washington, twenty three percent are Mexican immigrants, eight percent are India immigrants, seven percent are Chinese immigrants, six percent are from the Pilipino immigrants and six percent are from Vietnamese immigrants. Half of all immigrants are naturalized United States citizens. About forty nine percent of the over five hundred thirty eight thousand immigrants had been naturalized. Those who are eligible to become naturalized were over one hundred eighty thousand. Seventy nine percent of immigrants in Washington State speak English. There are over thirty eight of immigrants that have a college degree. Twenty two percent had not graduated from high school.
Recently Washington State has been recognized nationally regarding the enforcement of immigration laws. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) laws and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been legislatively restrictive. The Washington State law called Keep Washington Working Act was signed in May of 2019. This act effectively made Washington a sanctuary state. Another law that passed was the Courts Open to All Act which restricted any enforcement of immigration laws in or around courthouses. In a nutshell, the Keep Washington Working (KWW) act and Courts Open to All (COTA) act decriminalizes unauthorized presence. These acts implemented new ways to deal with immigrants in health care, shelters, public schools, courthouses, jails, law enforcement and prisons. These acts made the State of Washington a place that protects the rights of all residents. One concern is the implementation and upholding of these acts or laws. Getting local law enforcement and local governments to adhere to these laws is crucial for the laws to be effective. There are several groups of people that serve local communities in Washington State that are involved in immigration right organizations. One such organization is the University of Washington Center for Human Rights (UWCHR). This organization put together the Immigration Rights Observatory. The Immigration Rights Observatory was formed to oversee and follow the Keep Washington Working Act and Courts Open to All Act. By monitoring and analyzing the compliance of the Keep Washington Working Act and Courts Open to All Act they will be able to address any problems and suggest revisions for improvements. To achieve these goals, The Immigration Rights Observatory work with such organizations as the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, ACLU of Washington, Columbia Legal Services, OneAmerica, Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network and Washington Defender Association. Their number one goal is respect of all people living in Washington State. Unfortunately, the findings from the Immigration Rights Observatory are that law enforcement agencies, correction’s departments and several local and state agencies in Washington have stated that they will disregard the laws. Other problems are that state authorities have politicized the law and have been able to interpret the law different to their own initiative. Due to these findings it’s imperative that lawsuits, further legislation, analytical data and overseeing should be implemented so that the State of Washington goal to respect rights of all residents.