This training will focus on how to represent detained asylum seekers who recently arrived in the U.S. at bond hearings in Immigration Court. Topics will include:
--Basic eligibility for bond and significant factors in a bond determination
--Relevant Immigration Court procedures, and
--Tips on how to prepare a bond packet and gather evidence
As ICE continues its practice of detaining asylum seekers, PAIR has witnessed the resurgence of clients transferred to New England detention centers from the Southern border. Thus, PAIR frequently has a number of pro bono bond cases, many with strong fear-based claims. The time frame on a bond case is about 2-3 weeks after case placement/acceptance. Pro bono attorneys can make an enormous impact by helping asylum seekers secure release from detention and obtain the ability to pursue protection in the U.S. from outside of a jail cell.