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August 28, 2018

Federal government files new regulations that will impact way migrant families are treated

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:38

https://www.revealnews.org/blog/government-seeks-to-end-court-oversight-of-how-it-treats-immigrant-children/

The proposal to end a judge’s oversight of the Flores agreement, as it’s known, comes as federal officials report that more than 500 immigrant children remain separated from their parents in the wake of President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy.

In a news conference on Friday, child detention experts and a lawyer from the Flores legal team raised concerns that the administration’s new regulations could overturn fundamental standards of care required in the federal agreement.

“The administration is planning its next step, which we believe will result in even more suffering and trauma for children,” said Ai-jen Poo, a leader of the Families Belong Together Coalition. “By dismantling long-standing child protection under the Flores settlement agreement and implementing regulations in its place, the Trump administration is seeking to expand its power to jail families for longer in worse conditions and lock children indefinitely.”

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