Freedom is a human right. If you or a loved one are in immigration detention AND you have been granted a bond that you cannot afford, you are eligible for our assistance. After completing the below application form, a BCBF staff member will follow up with you directly. Note: BCBF no longer pays bail in the criminal legal system. If you need assistance paying someone’s bail, please visit this directory of bail funds.
Click for Bond Assistance
ALERT: Please be aware of scammers trying to defraud people with loved ones in immigration detention! Recently we’ve learned that people are impersonating the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund (BCBF) and other immigration bond funds, even using fake bond orders or asking that people provide false information. BCBF will never charge money or fees or ask to be paid back! While some families do join us in contributing to a bond payment, BCBF will never ask for money transfers via Western Union, Moneygram, Ria, or Zelle. BCBF will also never ask you to provide false information as that could impact an immigration case.
Please contact BCBF directly if you have any questions or concerns.
BCBF’s hotline is a conduit between community members in detention and BCBF. Staff members and volunteers will respond to calls from community members in immigration detention to provide direct support, which includes but is not limited to bond referrals, commissary funds, legal referrals, and book requests. This line will also be used to monitor and document human rights violations and conditions inside the jails/detention Centers. BCBF staff members will contact the jail or ICE when needed to advocate on behalf of detained community members.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-5pm (ET)
Immigration Court Information
Notice about Immigration Court Hearings
Due to COVID-19 court schedules are constantly changing so you should check to make sure that your hearing is still taking place. Before you go to court, please check to see if the court is open. For the most up-to-date information, you can visit:
When your hearing is rescheduled, you should receive a notice by mail at least 10 days before the new court date. The notices you receive by mail are the OFFICIAL source of information on your new court date. You can also call the Immigration Court Hotline at 1-800-898-7180 for information on the date, time and location of your next hearing, but the system may not be up to date.
If you have questions about your next court date, please call us at (347) 427-9353 and we will do our best to help. Leave a message with your name and phone number, we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are temporarily unavailable for in-person meetings.