- May 13, 2012
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When a suspected illegal appears before an immigration judge, bail is usually set around $5000.
If the illegal has a job that's not very much - couple of months pay. The illegal just pays the bail and takes off for another part of america. Make it more like $50,000 or they sit in jail.Huge rise seen in ICE cases released on bail - Houston Chronicle
Immigration judges and agents by law must set bail amounts of at least $1,500, but have wide leeway on deciding how much more to ask. The bails of the 55,546 individuals released on bond in 2011 averaged $5,162, according to statistics from the federal agency. ICE's cash bond account balance as of Feb. 1 was $674 million.]