For-profit Immigration Bond Companies are Taking Advantage of Immigrant New Yorkers. Sign Our Petition Demanding New York Governor Hochul Enact The Stop Immigration Bond Abuse Act (SIMBAA) Today!

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For-profit Immigration Bond Companies are Taking Advantage of Immigrant New Yorkers. Sign Our Petition Demanding New York Governor Hochul Enact The Stop Immigration Bond Abuse Act (SIMBAA) Today!  

In the limited instances where immigrants are eligible for release from detention, many are required to pay an immigration bond issued by an immigration judge to secure their freedom. The average immigration bond in New York has surged to $15,000 and is completely unaffordable for most. For-profit immigration bond companies exploit immigrants desperate to be free from inhumane detention and families who want to be reunited with their loved ones.

The Stop Immigration Bond Abuse Act (SIMBAA, Assembly Bill #A770/Senate Bill #S7475), which passed the New York State Senate and Assembly in June, will protect immigrant New Yorkers from being taken advantage of by for profit-immigration bond companies. Now, it’s on Governor Hochul's desk, waiting to be signed into law.

Governor Hochul can end the exploitation of immigrant families by profiteering corporations by passing the Stop Immigration Bond Abuse Act (SIMBAA) today!

SIMBAA Will Help Immigrant New Yorkers by:

● Comprehensively regulating for-profit immigration bond companies for the first time.

● Prohibiting for-profit immigration bond companies from imposing electronic shackles and surveillance.

● Capping exorbitant fees and interest rates on immigration bonds.

● Ending deceptive contracts and abusive practices.

Add your name to the petition urging Governor Hochul to sign the Stop Immigrant Bond Abuse Act (SIMBAA) into law TODAY!

Petition by
Mustafa Jumale
New York, New York

To: Governor Hochul
From: [Your Name]

Dear Governor Hochul,

As one of your constituents, I am writing to urge you to swiftly sign the Stop Immigration Bond Abuse Act (SIMBAA) into law. This bill, passed by the New York Assembly and Senate in June, will protect immigrant New Yorkers from predatory immigration bond companies. These companies charge high-interest rates, require their clients to wear electronic monitors, and engage in questionable business practices.

Signing this bill into law will protect immigrant New Yorkers by:

● Comprehensively regulating for-profit immigration bond companies for the first time.

● Prohibiting for-profit immigration bond companies from imposing electronic shackles and surveillance.

● Capping exorbitant fees and interest rates on immigration bonds.

● Ending deceptive contracts and abusive practices.

You have the power to end the exploitation of immigrant families by for-profit bond companies by passing SIMBAA today, making New York one of the first states in the country to mandate this protection. New York’s immigrant communities cannot wait.

Thank you for your time,