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A Guide to Obtaining Release from Immigration Detention

Practice Advisory
Issue area
Removal Defense
Published: May. 28, 2024

The purpose of this guide is to provide practitioners with a comprehensive resource for representing adult clients detained by DHS in immigration court bond proceedings. The guide covers the following topics:

  • An overview of immigration detention
  • The different legal authorities governing immigration detention and corresponding strategies for seeking release
  • An overview of bond hearing procedures in immigration court
  • The nuts and bolts of preparing for and representing a client during an immigration court bond hearing
  • Appeals of immigration court bond decisions to the Board of Immigration Appeals.