Thursday, June 28, 2018

IJ Are Setting Higher Immigration Bonds

Bail Bonds, Open! photo by Roy Luck

Check out this informative PBS News Hour segment on how U.S. immigration judges are setting bond amounts at figures most immigrants cannot afford: above $10,000.

It's a practice that is affecting family reunification according to immprof Denise Gilman (Texas): "these high bonds [are] leading to lengthier time in detention, and lengthier periods of separation."

Importantly, PBS learned that the EOIR does not keep records regarding "the average bond amount for immigrants in detention, or the percentage of bond requests that are approved."


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