Wednesday, August 28, 2019

20 Democrat-Led States Sue To Block Trump From Indefinitely Holding Migrants

A coalition of about 20 Democrat-led states are suing the Trump administration over its plan to detain migrant families for the entire duration of their court proceedings.
Twenty Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Monday to stop the Department of Homeland Security from implementing a rule change to the Flores Settlement Agreement, which has required immigration authorities to detain migrant family units for no longer than 20 days.
California and Massachusetts are leading the charge against the rule change.
“This new Trump rule callously puts at risk the safety and well-being of children. It undermines a decades-old agreement reached in court by the federal government to prevent the unlawful detention of immigrant children,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement released Monday. “We’re taking the Trump Administration to court to protect children from the irreparable harm caused by unlawful and unnecessary detention.”
LINK: Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'Shame' on states suing 
over new family detention rules
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Wednesday announced the rollout of licensing regimes for family residential centers. Doing so would prevent the department from releasing migrant family units before their asylum cases are adjudicated.
The battle over the Flores Settlement Agreement dates back to the Clinton administration, and it’s cited by government officials as the biggest instigator of the current immigration crisis.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'Shame' on states suing over new family detention rules

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