Volunteers may encounter individuals who have an opportunity to be released from immigration detention on bond. This post provides a brief background to bond requests, links to resources, and a cautionary note about bond scams.
When someone in immigration detention is given the opportunity to be released on bond, it can be a mixed blessing. If the bond is too high, those desperate to be released may look for anyway to come up with the amount. This post addresses the problem of bond scams, and one well-know predatory company to avoid.