About

$14k

median bond set

in California

immigration court

Individuals

8x

more likely to

win thier cases when

freed and represented

Over

30

clients free to

fight their cases

out of detention

 
 

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José

José is a father, who for nine months, was detained by ICE and unable to care for his daughter. Jose moved to the U.S. when he was 15-years-old--more than two decades ago. He was granted a $20,000 bond but raising that amount is personally out of his reach. As a result, he was stuck in detention and unable to defend himself or provide crucial evidence to a judge that could allow him to obtain permanent legal status.

After nine months, we were able to pay most of José's bond and gain his release. Now José is staying with his cousin while he prepares for his hearing in July. He is able to see his 9-year-old daughter and collect evidence to try to stay in the United States with his daughter and community of more than two decades.


*Statistics from Northern California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice, “Access to Justice for Immigrant Families and Communities: Study of Legal Representation of Detained Immigrants in Northern California,” Oct. 2014 and Executive Office of Immigration Review statistics.