In our news wrap Monday, 19 states sued to stop rollback of limits on detaining migrant children. The 1997 Flores agreement generally limits that period to 20 days, but President Trump wants to be able to hold entire families longer.
Trump administration officials have described the centers, where migrants could be detained indefinitely under new rules, as “campus-like settings,” but immigration advocates say they are more like prisons.
By Gretchen Frazee
Nineteen states sued on Monday over the Trump administration's effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention.
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
The Trump administration is proposing major changes to rules about how long migrant families can be held in government custody, arguing that the move will yield more humane conditions in detention facilities. But critics fear the regulations will have the…
By Gretchen Frazee
Under new rules laid out Wednesday, immigration officials plan to begin holding children longer than the 20 days required by the Flores Settlement Agreement.
The Department of Homeland Security is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention.
Amid the ongoing reunification effort for these migrant families was Thursday's news of the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to change the longstanding Flores agreement, which requires the government to hold immigrant children in the "least restrictive setting" and generally…
By Brian Melley, Associated Press
A California federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration's efforts to detain immigrant families for long terms, calling it a "cynical attempt" to undo a longstanding court settlement.
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