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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Plan to Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

According to reporting from the Los Angeles Times, United States District Judge Dolly Gee has blocked the Trump Administration’s latest effort to push for the indefinite detention of migrant children. Earlier this summer, the administration unveiled proposed rule changes that sought to end key aspects of the Flores Settlement. At least for the time being,…

Trump Administration Set to End ‘Flores Settlement Agreement’, Wants to Detain Migrant Families Indefinitely

According to a report from ABC News, the Trump Administration is reportedly preparing to roll out a new plan that would allow for the indefinite, long-term detention of migrant families — including young children and infants.  Reports indicate that the Trump Administration will move to unilaterally terminate key provisions of the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA).…

Trump Administration is Pushing Rule Change that Would Allow for Longer Detention of Migrant Children

According to reporting from National Public Radio (NPR), the Trump Administration is attempting to lift a court-imposed settlement that limits how long migrant children can be held in U.S. immigration detention centers. The proposed rule change would alter the ‘Flores Settlement’, an important policy that our legal team has discussed before. In this post, our…

The Trump Administration Plans Indefinite Detention for Migrant Families

After falsely blaming ‘the law’ for family separation for several weeks, the Trump Administration relented to mass political pressure and the president signed an unnecessary order to stop the policy. While the end of family separation is a major victory for human rights important, sadly, the Trump Administration is planning on replacing separation with another…

What is the Flores Settlement?

For several weeks the Trump Administration has falsely blamed ‘the law’ for its immoral decision to separate families at the southern border. Some administration officials have also pointed to the 1997 Supreme Court case of Flores v. Reno (also known as the ‘Flores settlement’) as a reason why family separation occurred. Once again this is…