When the detained alien who has been released on bond fails to appear for the removal proceedings as they had promised, they are already in breach of the terms of the bond. The relative or sponsor who posted the bond will no longer be entitled to a refund because the bonded alien will be considered a fugitive.
The Immigration Judge will demand the sponsor or relative who posted the bond for the detained alien to bring the alien to court. If the relative or sponsor cannot bring the alien to court the bond will be cancelled.
If the alien voluntarily departs the US during the time that the removal proceedings are pending, their relative or sponsor may still be entitled to a refund if there is a confirmation that the detained alien has voluntarily departed the US and their departure was verified.
Does your relative or sponsor need help posting the bond? Do they need help obtaining a refund of the bond paid? Speak with any of our immigration attorneys for advice on what to do.