ACLU Comment on Reports of Trump Administration Plan to Prolong Detention of Immigrant Children

September 6, 2018 11:30 am

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NEW YORK — The Trump administration is reportedly planning to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement, a decades-long agreement that limits the length of time and conditions under which the government can detain immigrant children.

Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, had this reaction:

“It is sickening to see the United States government looking for ways to jail more children for longer. That’s the complete opposite of what we should be doing — and it’s yet another example of the Trump administration’s hostility toward immigrants resulting in a policy incompatible with the most basic human values.”

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