Friday, August 23, 2019

The Conversation: A Short Explanation of the Flores Settlement and Its Possible Demise


The historic Flores settlement has set the standards for the detention of migrant children for more than twenty years.  President Trump's aggressive, and frequently changing, immigrant detention policies have helped place the settlement in the news.  Looking for a short, sweet , and up-to-date explanation of the Flores Settlement for immigration class?  Here is my short take on The Conversation, including a brief explanation of the Trump administration's rationale for the final rule abrogating the settlement.  We will see if  that comes to pass.  As I concluded in the update on Flores, "The rule is slated to take effect on Oct. 23. But immigration and civil liberties advocates have vowed to challenge the rule in court, which will put the proposed change in front of U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee. Gee is the judge who denied the administration’s request last year to extend family detentions."


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