EICBP: Defend Immigrants, Provide Bond
Bond (also called bail) is one of two primary factors, in addition to
obtaining legal defense, that will determine if an immigrant
arrested by ICE will be deported or granted relief.
This is not due process. This is not justice.
Our mission is to increase access to due process within the immigration
justice system by providing bail funds and additional legal support to
immigrants unfairly targeted by Immigrations Customs Enforcement.
Our goal is to break down barriers to fair immigration court proceedings for vulnerable populations
who otherwise would not not be able to post bail fees and access legal support due to low socio-economic status.
Our vision is to challenge a system that results in poorer outcomes for individuals
based solely on one's economic status. We aim to recognize and protect the contributions
of under-documented and immigrant people to our lives and communities.
of immigrants arrested in an immigration raid who are not able to post bond and have no legal representation are granted relief from deportation
of immigrants arrested in an immigration raid who are able to post bond and obtain legal representation are granted relief from deportation
slows the deportation process down. Immigrants are allowed to return home to their families, continue to work in our community, and obtain legal representation while their case is pending - there is currently a backlog in immigration cases, so individuals may have years of bonded time to prepare their case, or get their family ready to face deportation. The hope is that with adequate legal representation and assistance, individuals are able to figure out a remedy or eventual pathway to U.S. Citizenship.
Funds raised will be distributed to community members in Eastern Iowa who are in need of bond assistance. Bonding out our neighbors detained by immigration and connecting them with lawyers gives them the best chance at remaining members of our community and helps keep families together. Average bail is $5,000 to $7,000.
The Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project is an official 501 (c) (3) non profit organization. Funds donated are eligible for tax-deduction. Donors will receive an official thank you letter with designated amount either via email or snail mail. Please email us with any specific requests.