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.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063