SCSJ partnered with the National Immigration Bond Fund in September to provide legal and bond assistance to persons arrested by local authorities and detained for removal proceedings.
The purpose of the partnership is to:
- Educate the public about the importance of getting out of immigration detention and obtaining an attorney to have a fair hearing
- Call attention to the problems of local enforcement of immigration law
- Provide bond assistance to individuals who cannot otherwise afford to pay an immigration bond
Through this partnership, if families can raise 50% of the bond, they can apply to SCSJ for matching funds for the remainder of the bond, which the Bond Fund will supply to SCSJ in the form of a 0% interest loan. The loan is repaid when the case is completed and the bond returned.
To learn more about the Bond Fund or to read the stories of some of our Bond Fund clients, check out the new Immigration Bond Fund section of our webite.