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The Guardian
August 25, 2021

Immigrants pay cripplingly high bail bonds to be released from detention across US
By Sarah Betancourt

Data from Syracuse’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (Trac), an independent and non-partisan data research organization, shows a similar trend. “The data we have on bond amounts from immigration courts system does not show any significant change at all since Biden took office in January,” said Dr Austin Kocher, Trac’s head researcher. Under Trump, government attorneys asked for bonds well in excess of $1,500, regularly $15,000 to $20,000, and as high as $1.25m, according to the bail fund’s data from January 2018 to May 2021.

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