The Trump Administration and the Flores Settlement Agreement: An Attempt to Undermine Decades-Old Protections for Vulnerable Children

The Trump Administration and the Flores Settlement Agreement: An Attempt to Undermine Decades-Old Protections for Vulnerable Children

Kids in Need of Defense ( September 19, 2018)

The proposed termination of the Flores settlement would expand the government’s ability to detain children for longer periods in family detention facilities and to lessen the standards it is required to meet in detaining unaccompanied children. This fact sheet reviews exactly what these expanded abilities would be.

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