Please join The Advocates for Human Rights, Robins Kaplan LLP, and the Binger Center for New Americans for a free Bond training CLE. If you have no prior experience with immigration bond hearings and are interested in participating in our Bond Project, this training will provide an introduction to immigration bond proceedings and how to handle a bond case. Even if you do have prior experience, this training will be a great opportunity to review the logistics of immigration bond proceedings.
People who are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement have the right to counsel in their immigration proceedings, but they do not have the right to a government-appointed attorney. Therefore, many people end up representing themselves before the immigration judge without an attorney.
Many people who are detained are eligible for release on bond. Immigration judges may deny them bond if they are a flight risk or a danger to the community. Even if they are given bond, high bond amounts prohibit many of them from being released from custody because they do not have the sufficient funds to pay for bond.
Legal representation makes a huge difference. Represented immigrants are four times more likely to be released from detention than those without counsel. People who are represented in their bond hearings have a better chance for a favorable outcome because attorneys will have the time and resources to build their case through bringing in affidavits of support, communicate with their clients about their situation, and effectively argue before the immigration judge why their client should be released on bond.
Because of the new federal policies, more people without any criminal history and with strong ties to the United States are being detained. The need is even greater today for representation in immigration court, and representing people in bond hearings are a good way to get involved.
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