Immigration Law

TRAC Tracks Immigration Court Bond Hearings, Case Outcomes

TRAC, Feb. 12, 2019

"Given the increased public discussion over who ICE should detain and how long they should remain detained, TRAC has developed a new web query bond outcomes tool. The tool allows users to drill in to examine, month-by-month, state-by-state, hearing location-by-hearing location, outcomes at Immigration Court bond hearings and how these may differ by nationality, as well as by whether the detained immigrant had representation.

In addition, for the first time, users can see what happens after bond is granted. The app allows users to follow the same individuals by easily switching views between bond hearing outcomes and the subsequent outcome of the deportation case. Does the court order them removed, or are they found to be entitled to remain in the U.S.? Just how many who were granted bond remain detained, presumably because they are unable to post the required bond? For those released on bond, the app allows users to drill in and see how many appear versus fail to appear at their subsequent hearing on their deportation case."