GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The express language of the bond shall take precedence over any inconsistent policies or statements. Federal law shall apply to the interpretation of the bond, and its terms shall be strictly construed.
Provided it has the concurrence of the government and it does not change the amount of the bond, an obligor may re-bond the alien at any time and at no expense to the government. Cancellation of a bond issued as a delivery bond shall occur upon any of the following, provided they occur prior to the date of a breach: DHS’ taking the alien back into its custody; deportation/exclusion/removal of the bonded alien; grant of permanent residence to the bonded alien; notice of the detention of the bonded alien for 30 or more days pursuant, or prior, to a conviction by local, state, or federal authorities; termination of deportation/removal proceedings (but not administrative closure or stay of such proceedings); death of the bonded alien; voluntary departure by the bonded alien as evidenced by valid proof thereof; or other circumstances as provided by statute or regulation. Cancellation for these reasons is automatic, and any subsequent appearance demand, or attempt to breach the bond, is null and void. The bond will not be canceled solely because the bonded alien is detained for less than 30 days by any local, state, or federal government agency.
DHS shall notify the obligor or co-obligor of a demand to produce the alien, the breach or cancellation of a bond, and any demand for payment of a bond. Notice sent to either the obligor or co-obligor is sufficient to trigger the duties and obligations under this bond. Any obligation or duty imposed on an obligor by this bond applies equally to all co-obligors.
DHS shall send notice of a breach of the bond to the obligor or co-obligor on Form I-323, Notice- Immigration Bond Breached, at the address of record. DHS regulations provide that upon notification of a breach the obligor has 30 days in which to file an administrative appeal or motion for reconsideration of the breach. Any obligor who contests a declaration of breach shall file an administrative appeal seeking review of the declaration of breach. A declaration of breach shall be administratively final if not timely appealed. Judicial review of any administrative declaration of bond breach is pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act, 5 U.S.C. § 701, et seq.
Demands for amounts due under the terms of this bond will be sent to the obligor or co-obligor after a declaration of breach becomes administratively final. For bonds posted by acceptable surety companies, if the surety company or agent of the surety company does not make payment within 120 days of the demand for payment, DHS may notify the Department of the Treasury of such nonpayment. If payment is not made within 30 days of the date of the demand for payment, interest, penalty, and handling charges as provided by the Debt Collection Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3701, et seq., and the Federal Claims Collection Standards, 31 C.F.R. §§ 900-904, will accrue from the date of the first demand.