Bond Proceedings [Immigration] Law and Legal Definition

Bond proceeding refers to an immigration court hearing on a request to determine a bond set by the Department of Homeland Security.

Conducting bond hearings are an essential part of the daily activity of an Immigration Judge handling detained cases. Usually, a bond hearing may be a routine matter of simply readjusting the bond amount set by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). It can also involve complex issues such as the nature of a criminal offense and/or an assessment of a lengthy criminal record.