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Immigration judges have to consider ability to pay in setting bond, 9th Circuit rules

from ABA Journal

A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction requiring immigration judges to consider financial ability to pay and alternative conditions of release when setting bond. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was the first to find that the government can't set unreasonable bonds for detained immigrants, according to a press release by the American Civil Liberties Union. Before the ruling, immigration judges weren't required to consider ability to pay. more

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