The President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association recently wrote a piece about how the U.S. government is shamefully detaining families seeking asylum. Using high bonds, or denying bond altogether, families are forced to choose between danger in their home countries or jail here.
The Central American children's crisis has been going on all year, and only threatens to worsen. At this link is a New York Times article from April 2014.
We agree that families "should be permitted to seek the comfort and stability of life outside a detention facility while they wait for a fair decision."
If you know someone who needs bond because they have been detained, have their friend or family member call the Broward law firm of Blandon Law at 954-385-0157. All staff members speak Spanish.