Individuals seeking refunds for bond money paid to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in support of an immigrant do not need to write a letter, but they must submit an original bond receipt and bond cancellation form by mail, according to U.S. Immigration Bonds and Insurance Services.
Individuals requesting a refund of immigration bond money must have a copy of the bond cancellation form, which is necessary to process refunds. ICE sends bond cancellation forms to the address listed on the original bond contract. If the person requesting the form never receives it, it could mean that ICE never sent it, the agency didn't cancel the bond, or the immigrant's case is pending, according to U.S. Immigration Bonds and Insurance Services. Operations Management must receive the bond refund request documents by mail, and the sender must include three legal signatures and photo identification.
Individuals can also write a letter in support of a detained immigrant who deserves bond. A sample of this letter is available at the website of the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project. The person writing the letter of support must identify her legal status to reside in the United States and provide a green card number (if applicable), home address and phone number. The body of the bond support letter should provide details about the immigrant's character.