Trump To Break Flores Agreement, Seek Indefinite Detention Of Migrant Children

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The Trump administration plans to terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement so as to jail migrant children indefinitely.

The Trump administration announced on Thursday its plans to detain migrant children with their families indefinitely, in violation of current law, according to The Hill.

Detaining children for more than 20 days is illegal, but the administration says it will terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement that has governed the detention of migrant children since 1997.

Under a proposed rule issued Thursday by the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, the administration said it would issue new regulations that “satisfy the basic purpose” of the Flores settlement.

Administration officials said the proposal will ensure that detained children “are treated with dignity, respect and special concern for their particular vulnerability as minors.”

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