Immigration law says that most people who have been found guilty of a crime must be detained while they are in removal proceedings. This is true even if you have a defense against deportation.
If you fight your immigration case, it is possible that you could spend more months in immigration detention than you served for your crime.
Few people in removal proceedings with criminal convictions are eligible for bond. Your bond in an immigration case will be at least $1,500, and you must pay all of it.
Updated: September 2017