Advocacy Groups Urge ICE to Preserve the Option of In-Person Bond Payments


June 1, 2023

The American Immigration Council joined 50 advocacy organizations in a letter urging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to preserve the option of in-person bond payments and raised concerns about the accessibility, functionality, and data privacy and security of the agency’s new bond payments web-based system Cash Electronic Bonds Online (CeBONDS).  

ICE announced that, effective June 1, 2023, the agency will no longer permit in-person payments of immigration bonds and instead will require bond payments through CeBONDS. The organizations expressed deep concerns about the inaccessibility of CeBONDS to people with disabilities, people with limited English proficiency, people with limited to no access to the web or to computer technology, and people with limited to no access to bank accounts or banking services.  

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